Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Price Leaves but Canadiens Topple Rangers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Price Leaves but Canadiens Topple Rangers

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When star goalie Carey Price was removed at the start of the third period, the Montreal Canadiens responded with goals by Devante Smith-Pelly and Alex Galchenyuk in the opening 1:29 and beat the host New York Rangers 5-1 Wednesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.

Smith-Pelley scored twice for Montreal. Sven Andrighetto and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Canadiens, who have handed the Rangers (16-4-2) two of their four losses in regulation this season.

Price stopped 22 shots in the first two periods and was replaced at the start of the third by Mike Condon in a 2-1 game. There was no immediate announcement in the press box about why Price left the game.

Price was the NHL MVP and Vezina Trophy winner last season as the league's top goalie.

Predators end drought * Mike Fisher ended Nashville's franchise- record scoring drought in the first period and the Predators beat the host Buffalo Sabres 3-2 to snap a three-game losing streak. …

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