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The Journal Gazette

Friday, December 01, 2017 1:00 am

NHL

Red Wings continue woes, lose 6th in row

Associated Press

DETROIT – Brendan Gallagher scored twice, and his Montreal Canadiens teammates added three goals in the second period on the way to a 6-3 victory over the struggling Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Charles Hudon and Andrew Shaw scored 43 seconds apart for the Canadiens, who have won four games in a row. Alex Galchenyuk also scored for Montreal in the second, and Max Pacioretty added a goal in the third to help Claude Julien to his 100th win as Canadiens coach.

Anthony Mantha, Tomas Tatar and Frans Nielsen scored for Detroit. The Red Wings have lost six straight, although three of those defeats were in overtime.

The four-game winning streak is Montreal's longest of the season. The Canadiens were in an early hole thanks to a seven-game skid in October, but this victory moved them into third place in the Atlantic Division.

Detroit led 2-1 in the second when the puck came to Hudon after a scramble in front. He lifted it past goalie Jimmy Howard for the tying goal. Moments later, Shaw took a pass from Phillip Danault and beat Howard with a wrist shot.

STARS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3: In Chicago, Mattias Janmark scored his second goal of the game 51 seconds into overtime as Dallas beat Chicago.

Radek Faksa had a goal and an assist and Remi Elie also scored for Dallas, which has won three straight and five of six. Ben Bishop made 19 saves.

Janmark skated in and beat Corey Crawford over the goaltender's right shoulder for his sixth of the season, giving the Stars the opener of the home-and-home series between division rivals. Dallas hosts Chicago on Saturday night.

Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who dropped to 1-1-1 in a seven-day stretch with five games.