NHL BRIEF – NOV 25, 2016: Canadiens End Hurricans Five Game Winning Streak, Ottawa Snaps Three Game Road Losing Streak Against Bruins

OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 24: Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators scores a third period goal against Tuukka Rask #40 and Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on November 24, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
OTTAWA, ON – NOVEMBER 24: Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators scores a third period goal against Tuukka Rask #40 and Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on November 24, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
MONTREAL 2, Carolina 1
OTTAWA 3, Boston 1

NHL GREATS PARTICIPATE IN MACY’S THANKSGIVING PARADE

Recent Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Eric Lindros and former Rangers great Adam Graves were aboard the Discover NHL “Frozen Fall Fun” float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday.

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The 36-foot long by 20-foot wide float featured a synthetic ice rink with children skating, a 12-foot tall turkey that served as a goal and an assortment of colorful fall décor. Singer Daya also delighted the crowd and even signed some hockey sticks for a few lucky fans.

CANADIENS GET BACK ON TRACK AT HOME

After dropping two of their last three home contests, Max Pacioretty scored the game-winning goal 14 seconds into the third period to end Carolina’s five-game winning streak and help the Canadiens improve to 12-1-1 on home ice this season.

MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 24: The Montreal Canadiens celebrate after defeating the the Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on November 24, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC – NOVEMBER 24: The Montreal Canadiens celebrate after defeating the the Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on November 24, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

* Per Elias, the Canadiens have won at least 12 of their first 14 home games for the fifth time in franchise history, most recently accomplishing the feat in 1984-85 (12-1-1).

* Carey Price continued his hot start, making 31 saves to improve to 12-1-1 with a 1.71 goals against average, .945 save percentage and two shutouts. Price has allowed one goal or fewer in eight of his 14 starts this season.

SENATORS RALLY OVER BRUINS

The Senators scored three unanswered goals to snap a three game road losing streak.

* Kyle Turris (9-3—12) and Mark Stone (5-7—12) each scored to maintain a share of the points lead among Senators forwards. Turris, whose nine goals lead the team, is only four shy of his total from last season (13 in 57GP).

* Chris Wideman scored the game-winning goal at 6:28 of the third period. Of his seven career goals (79GP), three have been game-winners.

LOOSE PUCKS

Bruins forward David Pastrnak scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season, four shy of his career-high set in 2015-16 . . . Hurricanes forward Elias Lindholm (1-0—1) earned a point for the fourth straight game after posting 0-3—3 over his first 15 contests . . . Carolina, who leads the League in penalty killing (92.2%), stopped both of the Canadiens’ power plays and have not allowed a shorthanded goal in 11 consecutive games (0-24).

SNEAK PEEK AT FRIDAY’S ACTION

All Times Eastern
NY Rangers @ Philadelphia, 1 p.m., NBC
Chicago @ Anaheim, 4 p.m., NHLN-US, PRIME, CSN-CH
NY Islanders @ San Jose, 4 p.m., CSN-CA, MSG+
Pittsburgh @ Minnesota, 4 p.m., FS-N, FS-WI, ROOT
Buffalo @ Washington, 5 p.m., CSN-DC, MSG-B
Winnipeg @ Nashville, 6 p.m., TVAS, FS-TN, TSN3
Calgary @ Boston, 7:30 p.m., NESN, SNW
Columbus @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., SUN, FS-O
Detroit @ New Jersey, 7:30 p.m., MSG+, FS-D+
Vancouver @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., FS-SW+, SNP
Edmonton @ Arizona, 9 p.m., FS-A, SNOL

DISCOVER NHL THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN TO FEATURE RANGERS, FLYERS

The Rangers head to Philadelphia to face the Flyers in the 2016 Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown in a matinee that will be broadcast nationally on NBC.

Both clubs will be aiming to bounce back from Wednesday losses.

The Flyers are led by Wayne Simmonds (10-8—18), who sits one back of the League lead with nine power play points.

The Metropolitan-leading Rangers are paced by Kevin Hayes (9-9—18) and J.T. Miller (8-10—18) over their first 21 contests this season.

Source: NHL Public Relations

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