Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Price Leads Canadiens over Canucks 2-0; Vancouver Loses Pettersson to Injury

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Price Leads Canadiens over Canucks 2-0; Vancouver Loses Pettersson to Injury

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Price returns to lead Habs over Canucks 2-0

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MONTREAL - Carey Price shared his key for success after Thursday night's 2-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Price returned from a lower-body injury that caused him to miss three games, and made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season.

"Rest is a weapon," said Price.

Canadiens defenceman Jordie Benn added: "Those glove saves, they make me giggle on the bench that's for sure. He was solid."

It was a tough night for the Canucks after losing rookie Elias Pettersson to a lower-body injury in the second period.

Pettersson, who was named an all star Wednesday, was injured after getting tangled with fellow rookie and Habs forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Pettersson's right knee was caught between Kotkaniemi's legs as they both fell to the ice. The Swede stayed down on the ice before getting to his feet and going to the dressing room. He would not return to the game.

"I've watched it a lot of times," Canucks head coach Travis Green said. "It's not a dirty play by their player at all. (Pettersson) gets hooked a little bit. Petey pushes back on him and leans back. Probably tries to give him a bit of a reverse hit and two young guys fall to the ice... It's not a penalty."

"I don't think it was anything intentional. I don't think we need to make a big deal out of this," said Jacob Markstrom, who made 25 saves in the loss.

Benn and Jonathan Drouin supplied the Montreal (22-14-5) offence.

Joel Armia also returned to the Canadiens lineup after missing the last 25 games due to a knee injury. …

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