Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Carey Price stopped 33 shots for his second shutout of the season as the Montreal Canadiens grabbed a 2-0 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist, Andrei Markov scored and Brendan Gallagher dished out two helpers for the Canadiens, who have won eight of their last nine games.
Tuukka Rask allowed both goals on 23 shots for the Bruins, who had a three- game winning streak snapped.
"If there's something we're going to critique here it's probably the fact that we didn't put enough pucks on net and get some net-front presence," said Boston head coach Claude Julien. "We tried in the third to rectify that and did a little bit better, but unfortunately it wasn't enough and the goaltender was standing tall for them."
Montreal scored the only goal it needed at 11:37 of the first period while on the power play as Plekanec won a right circle faceoff over to Gallagher, who dished it back to the point where Markov wristed it in for his second of the season.
It was Markov's 100th career goal and he became just the fourth Hab blueliner to score 100 goals with the team.
"It's something special not just for a defenseman, but for any player to score 100," said Markov. "It's thanks to all my teammates who supported me and helped me do that. Without them, I never could have done that."
The Canadiens made it a 2-0 game at 8:59 of the second period on a rush play. Alex Galchenyuk rushed in down the right wing and chipped a pass ahead to Gallagher, whose shot was stopped by Rask but Plekanec was at the left side to backhand home the rebound.
Price polished off the shutout with 13 saves in the third period.
Montreal plays in New York against the Rangers on Sunday ... Boston hosts Pittsburgh on Monday ... Montreal has won all three games versus Boston this season ... Price has 27 shutouts in his career ... Serge Savard (100), Guy Lapointe (166) and Larry Robinson (197) are the other three Montreal blueliners to reach 100 goals.