Hurricanes score three on power play, one shorthanded to defeat Canadiens

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Sebastian Aho had his sixth straight multipoint game, and the Carolina Hurricanes scored four goals on special teams in a 4-0 win against the Montreal Canadiens at PNC Arena on Thursday.

Carolina scored three power-play goals and one shorthanded in its first game since Dec. 18.

Teuvo Teravainen scored twice, and Jaccob Slavin had three assists for the Hurricanes (22-7-1), who had their previous four games postponed. Antti Raanta made 26 saves for his first Carolina shutout.

Sam Montembeault made 34 saves in his second straight start for Montreal (7-22-4), which lost its second straight after having four games postponed.

Nino Niederreiter gave Carolina a 1-0 lead when he spun to his left in front of Montembeault to score on a rebound of Slavin’s point shot for a power-play goal at 10:46 of the first period.

Teravainen made it 2-0 at 13:29 with a shorthanded goal on a 2-on-1 pass from Aho.

Teravainen scored his second straight goal on a power play at 17:01 of the second to put the Hurricanes up 3-0. He one-timed Martin Necas‘ cross-ice pass to shoot past Montembeault’s glove from the right face-off dot.

Aho, who missed three games from Dec. 12-18 because of the NHL COVID-19 protocol, got his second assist on the play to tie Kevin Dineen and Mike Rogers for the longest personal streak of multipoint games in Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers history. He has 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in the past six games.

Seth Jarvis scored Carolina’s third power-play goal for a 4-0 lead at 10:52 of the third.

Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher left the game after the second period. Montreal forward Jonathan Drouin was a late scratch because of a non-COVID illness.

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