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Carey Price sharp again, Canadiens beat Blackhawks 3-1

  • Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31), right, blocks a shot by Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31), right, blocks a shot by Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) falls down on the ice during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) falls down on the ice during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7), left, and Montreal Canadiens  left wing Christian Thomas (60) battle for the puck during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7), left, and Montreal Canadiens left wing Christian Thomas (60) battle for the puck during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Chicago, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

Rene Bourque and Nathan Beaulieu scored 1:54 apart early in the third period to snap scoreless tie and Carey Price made 31 saves in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-1 exhibition victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

Michael Bournival added an empty-net goal for Montreal (4-1-0) with 59 seconds left.

Andrew Shaw ended Price's shutout bid with 5:53 left with a short-handed breakaway goal on Chicago's 29th shot.

Price was sharp for a second straight complete game as he recovers from a knee injury sustained in the Eastern Conference finals. The Canadiens lost 2-0 to Washington 2-0 on Sunday, but Price didn't allow a goal until 1:29 was left.

Antti Raanta, expected to back up Corey Crawford again this season, made 16 saves for Chicago (2-3-0).