NHL

Red Wings' Vanek scores, Coreau blanks Canadiens in 1-0 win

  • Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) carries the puck against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) carries the puck against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings left wing Thomas Vanek, right, celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with Frans Nielsen (51) and Andreas Athanasiou in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings left wing Thomas Vanek, right, celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with Frans Nielsen (51) and Andreas Athanasiou in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings goalie Jared Coreau (31) stops a shot as Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) waits for the rebound in the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jared Coreau (31) stops a shot as Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) waits for the rebound in the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

Thomas Vanek scored late in the second period and Jared Coreau earned his second shutout, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.

Detroit won consecutive games at home for the first time since starting the season 4-0 at Joe Louis Arena as part of its 6-2 start. The Red Wings began the day in last place in the Atlantic Division.

The Atlantic Division-leading Canadiens had won five of their last seven games.

The 6-foot-6 Coreau, the tallest goaltender to play for the Red Wings, stopped 18 shots to improve to 5-1-1 in his first season with Detroit.