Max Pacioretty breaks tie, Canadiens beat Hurricanes 2-1

Max Pacioretty broke a tie 14 seconds into the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat Carolina 2-1 on Thursday night to end the Hurricanes' winning streak at five games.

Carey Price made 31 saves, and Andrew Shaw also scored for Montreal. The Canadiens improved to 15-4-2 and avenged a 3-2 loss last week in Carolina with backup Al Montoya in goal.

Elias Lindholm scored for Carolina, and Cam Ward stopped 21 shots. The Hurricanes dropped to 8-7-4.