• Habs beat the B’s in Boston

    by  • January 31, 2014 • Sports

    UNDATED (AP)— Peter Budaj stopped 34 shots and the Montreal Canadiens ended Boston’s recent scoring binge with a 4-1 win over the Bruins at TD Garden. The Canadiens won their second game in three nights and ended the Bruins’ four-game winning streak.

    Alexei Emelin scored his first goal of the season for the Habs. Pacioretty, Brian Gionta and Daniel Briere also lit the lamp for Montreal. The Habs have beaten the B’s five straight times.

    In other NHL action:

    — Marc Methot, Erik Karlsson, Zack Smith, Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored as the Ottawa Senators jumped out to a four-goal lead and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3.

    — Columbus downed Washington 5-2. Ryan Johansen scored twice and Derek MacKenzie, Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson also had goals as the Blue Jackets ended a three-game skid.

    — Toronto doubled up Florida 6-3. Nazem Kadri had three assists, including his 100th career point.

    — Patrik Elias scored a power-play goal 40 seconds into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over Dallas.

    — Buffalo edged Phoenix 3-2. Zemgus Girgensons scored a short-handed goal in the third period and had an assist.

    — Calgary handed the San Jose Sharks their second loss in two nights, 4-1. Sean Monahan got his 15th goal.

    — Ryan Getzlaf scored the go-ahead goal in the final minute of the first period and the Anaheim Ducks also got goals from Corey Perry, Patrick Maroon and Daniel Winnik in a 5-3 victory over Philadelphia.

    __ Pittsburgh downed the L.A. Kings 4-1. Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists. Chris Kunitz notched his 27th goal.

    — Semyon Varlamov had 35 saves, John Mitchell had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche edged the Minnesota Wild 5-4.



    Avs extend Varly five more years

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have signed goaltender Semyon Varlamov to a five-year extension that goes through the 2018-19 season. The 25-year-old Varlamov is thriving under first-year coach and Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, posting a 26-9-5 record with a 2.43 goals-against average.