Hurricanes beat Canadiens 2-1 in shootout

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Eric Staal scored in the shootout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1 on Thursday night.

Chad LaRose scored a power-play goal, and Cam Ward made 30 saves before stopping the Canadiens cold in the tiebreaker to give the Hurricanes their second straight victory and first win in a shootout this season.

Blake Geoffrion scored, and Peter Budaj stopped 28 shots for the Canadiens. They were 0 for 7 on the power play before a shootout in which Ward stuffed Lars Eller and David Desharnais and former Hurricane Erik Cole rang the right post on his attempt.

Staal then ended it when he chipped a wrist shot over Budaj's glove.

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