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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:00 am

NHL

Red Wings give up 10 goals

Associated Press

MONTREAL – Paul Byron got his first career hat trick, Alex Galchenyuk had a career-best four assists and the Montreal Canadiens beat the slumping Detroit Red Wings 10-1 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

Nicolas Deslauriers, Jacob de la Rose and Daniel Carr each scored for the first time this season, and Charles Hudon, Brendan Gallagher, Jordie Benn and Andrew Shaw also scored. Montreal was coming off a 6-3 win against Detroit on Thursday night.

Carey Price made 22 saves and is 5-0 since returning from a 10-game absence for a lower-body injury.

Luke Glendening scored for the Red Wings, who have lost seven straight, their longest skid since November of 2013.

Byron and Deslauriers each scored within a 32-second span in the first period.

Hudon picked the top corner from close range on a power play at 13:43 of the second. That chased Mrazek, who allowed five goals on 25 shots, and Jimmy Howard entered.

CAPITALS 4, BLUE JACKETS 3: In Washington, Alex Ovechkin scored his 218th power-play goal as Washington Capitals continued its dominance of Sergei Bobrovsky in a victory over Metropolitan Division-leading Columbus.

Brett Connolly, Alex Chiasson and Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for the Capitals, who have won five of seven. Braden Holtby stopped 32 of 35 shots, including 16 in the third period of a matchup between the past two Vezina Trophy-winning goaltenders.

Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 23 shots, losing for the 12th time in 18 games against Washington.

Artemi Panarin, Matt Calvert and Zach Werenski scored for the Blue Jackets, who looked worn down toward the end of the second half of back-to-back games but made it interesting late.

Ovechkin continued his climb up two NHL career lists, passing Jaromir Jagr and Mike Gartner for 10th in power-play goals and tying Mark Recchi for 20th in goals overall with his 577th.