Canadiens drop 4th in a row in failed comeback against Ducks

Trevor Zegras had two goals as the Anaheim Ducks scored three first-period goals then held on for a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Sam Carrick, Troy Terry and Cam Fowler had the other goals for Anaheim (22-16-8). Anthony Stolarz stopped 35 shots.

Jake Evans scored twice for Montreal (8-27-7). Artturi Lehkonen and Laurent Dauphin, on a penalty shot, had the other goals.

Cayden Primeau allowed three goals on eight shots and was pulled at the end of the first period. Samuel Montembeault came on and turned aside 13 of the 15 shots he faced.

Carrick opened the scoring on a breakaway, beating Primeau at 8:14 of the first for his ninth of the season.

The Ducks took advantage of Dauphin’s double-minor for high-sticking Ryan Getzlaf by scoring twice. Getzlaf did not return to the game.

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Ducks’ Trevor Zegras scores lacrosse goal in win over Canadiens

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Anaheim Ducks centre Trevor Zegras scored “The Michigan” in the second period against the Montreal Canadiens, his first of two goals, including the eventual game-winner as the Anaheim Ducks downed the Montreal Canadiens 5-4. 0:50

Fowler and Terry put Anaheim up 3-0 with power-play goals at 15:12 and 17:06, respectively.

Evans cut Montreal’s deficit to 3-1 at 1:15 of the second before Zegras countered impressively. He scored a lacrosse goal from behind the Montreal net, beating Montembeault to make it 4-1 at 1:25.

Montreal scored on the power play when Mike Hoffman left the puck for Lehkonen in the slot and he recorded his sixth of the season at 9:54.

Zegras scored his second of the game from the high slot at 14:04 to give Anaheim a 5-2 lead.

Evans added his second of the night at 1:24 of the third to cut Anaheim’s lead to 5-3. Dauphin was awarded a penalty shot when Hampus Lindholm hooked him on a breakaway.

He converted at 14:02 to make it a 5-4 contest.

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