NHL

Canadiens edge Canucks in OT for 6th straight win

  • Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) stops a shot from the Vancouver Canucks during third period NHL action in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, March. 7, 2017. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) stops a shot from the Vancouver Canucks during third period NHL action in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, March. 7, 2017. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks centre Michael Chaput (45) fights for control of the puck with Montreal Canadiens defenceman Nathan Beaulieu (28) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Vancouver Canucks centre Michael Chaput (45) fights for control of the puck with Montreal Canadiens defenceman Nathan Beaulieu (28) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens centre Alex Galchenyuk (27) tries to get a shot past Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Montreal Canadiens centre Alex Galchenyuk (27) tries to get a shot past Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) during first period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Paul Byron scored at 1:13 of overtime and the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to six games with a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Torrey Mitchell also scored the Atlantic Division-leading Canadiens, who are 7-2 since head coach Claude Julien was hired. Montreal won 3-0 at home against the Canucks on Nov. 2.

Goalie Carey Price made 27 saves. He has a shutout and only five goals allowed in his past five games — all wins.

Michael Chaput scored for the Canucks, who had a modest two-game win streak snapped and are seven points back of St. Louis for the second wild-card spot. Vancouver goalie Ryan Miller made 36 saves.