Devin Shore and Jason Spezza scored 59 seconds apart late in the second period to lift the Dallas Stars over the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Shore had no goals in the first 19 games this season, but scored for the second straight game to tie it 1-all at 18:22 of the second. Spezza, who also has scored in consecutive games after netting only one goal in the first 19, put in a rebound just less than a minute later.
Shore had an assist on Spezza's goal. So did Tyler Seguin, who scored into an empty net with 27 seconds to play.
Ben Bishop made 29 saves for Dallas on his 31st birthday. He allowed only a power-play goal by Brendan Gallagher at 12:04 of the second. Gallagher scored on a rebound after Charles Hudon sent a slap shot from the blue line.
Montreal's power play struggles in the 3rd
After that, the Stars killed off all three Montreal power plays in the third period.
Canadiens goalie Charlie Lindgren had 26 saves.
Neither team scored in the first period. The best chance came with 2:15 remaining, when Mattias Janmark skated in alone on Lindgren, who stopped the shot with his glove and smothered the puck on the ice.
Montreal had a 4-on-3 power play to end the first period and start the second. The Stars killed off that penalty and finished 4 for 5 on the penalty kill.
Dallas applied pressure
The Canadiens had a scoring chance 4 1/2 minutes into the second when Brandon Davidson's wrist shot trickled past Bishop. Gemel Smith knocked the loose puck out of the crease for the Stars.
Gallagher had two close-in chances on rebounds after Hudon's shot and poked the second into the net for the game's first goal.
Dallas had been outshot in the period 12-3 at that point, but applied pressure and added 12 shots on goal in the final 7:56.
Shore scored after taking a pass from John Klingberg and sending a wrist shot from the inside edge of the left faceoff circle into the net. At 19:21, Spezza reached out to put in the rebound of a wrist shot by Seguin....Read more