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Budaj shuts out Carolina in Montreal win

February 19, 2013

Budaj deflects the puck during first period NHL hockey action against Carolina Hurricanes in Montreal, February 18, 2013. – Reuters picBudaj deflects the puck during first period NHL hockey action against Carolina Hurricanes in Montreal, February 18, 2013. – Reuters picMONTREAL, Feb 19 – The Montreal Canadiens unleashed three goals in the third period and goaltender Peter Budaj protected his shutout in a 3-0 victory over Carolina Hurricanes yesterday.

Brandon Prust broke the deadlock at 2:06 in the final period before Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty also netted shots to overwhelm the visiting Hurricanes and give the Canadiens a fourth straight win.

Budaj, filling in for the flu-afflicted Carey Price, needed just 19 saves for his first clean sheet with Montreal.

Cam Ward turned back 23 shots for Carolina but folded in the third as the injury-weakened Hurricanes saw their three-game winning run come to an end. – Reuters

 

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