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Tatar, Danault each score twice, Canadiens beat Jets 6-2

Tatar, Danault each score twice, Canadiens beat Jets 6-2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Tomas Tatar and Phillip Danault each scored two goals and the Montreal Canadiens won their fourth straight game, beating the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Monday night.

Max Domi and Artturi Lehkonen each had a goal and assist for the Canadiens, who won for the sixth time in eight games. Brendan Gallagher had a pair of assists.

Carey Price stopped 27 shots for Montreal (18-13-6), which last lost in Winnipeg on March 5, 2016.

Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine scored for the Jets (21-14-2), who have three straight at home. Mark Scheifele assisted on both goals.

Laurent Brossoit made 42 saves for Winnipeg, which is 2-4-0 in its last six games.

Winnipeg scored the game's first goal, but Montreal responded with four straight goals and led 5-2 after the second period.

Laine had a goal erased after an offside coach's challenge nine minutes into the first period.

Connor scored his 15th goal of the season at 11:30 on the power play.

Tatar notched his 14th goal at 15:06 of the first with the man advantage and added his second of the game at even strength 1:32 later, making it 2-1.

Montreal outshot Winnipeg 17-16 in the first period, and 17-6 in the second.

Danault's first goal, at 4:37 of the second, came after Brossoit mishandled the puck. It went to Gallagher, who spun around and shot it, and Danault batted in the rebound.

Danault's 10th goal of the season came seconds after a face-off, stretching the lead to 4-1 at 8:56.

Laine fired a wrist shot past Price to cut the gap to 4-2 at 16:14. A Winnipeg turnover led to Domi's goal off a rebound with 40 seconds left in the second frame.

Domi has three goals and three assists during a four-game point streak.

Laine has five goals in his past five games. Scheifele has racked up eight goals and seven assists in his past 10 games.

A Winnipeg defensive turnover led to Lehkonen's goal at 11:08 of the third. He has a goal and four assists during a three-game run.

UP NEXT

Canadiens: At Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Jets: Host defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis on Friday.

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Updated : 2021-04-18 19:28 GMT+08:00