Best of NHL: Canadiens Ride Goalie Carey Price to 3rd Straight Win

MONTREAL -- Carey Price made 25 saves to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night for their third straight win.

Jonathan Drouin and Phillip Danault scored in the second period for Montreal. Price improved to 3-0-0 while allowing just two goals on 100 shots since he returned last week after missing 10 games with a lower body injury.

Mark Stone scored his 14th goal for Ottawa, which has lost seven games in a row for it's longest skid since also going 0-6-1 in 2012.

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The Senators have not won since sweeping a pair of games from Colorado in Stockholm, Sweden, on Nov. 10-11.

Ottawa goalie Mike Condon, pressed into service by Montreal when Price missed most of the 2015-16 season with an injury, started against his former team for the first time and finished with 28 saves (see full recap).

Rask, Bruins hold on to beat Lightning
BOSTON -- Charlie McAvoy and Riley Nash scored first-period goals, Tuukaa Rask made 19 saves to snap his four-game losing streak and the Boston Bruins hung on for a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.

Torey Krug also scored and Brad Marchand assisted on the first two goals for the Bruins, who opened a 3-0 lead to post their fifth win in six games. Boston improved to 13-3 in its last 16 at home against the Lightning.

Steven Stamkos and Andrej Sustr scored for the Lightning, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves. Tampa Bay, which entered the game with the NHL's best record, lost for the third time in four games following a season-high five-game winning streak.

Criticized lately for his uneven play combined with recent solid performances by backup Anton Khudobin, Rask raised his record to just 4-8-2 this season. Khudobin is 7-0-2 (see full recap).

MacKinnon nets overtime winner for Avalanche
DENVER -- Nathan MacKinnon scored a power-play goal 59 seconds into overtime after he had a goal waved off 30 seconds earlier, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Wednesday night.

MacKinnon celebrated with his teammates when his shot hit a Jets player and went into the net 29 seconds into the extra period. But replay showed that Colorado was offside.

Thirty seconds later, he hit the back of the net again -- and this one counted.

Alexander Kerfoot had a goal and an assist and Nikita Zadorov also scored for the Avalanche, who improved to 8-2-1 at home this season. MacKinnon also had an assist and finished November with 20 points -- five goals and 15 assists -- in 12 games.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 31 shots in his first game since Nov. 18 because of an illness.

Bryan Little and Josh Morrissey scored for the Jets, and Connor Hellebuyck made 23 saves. Winnipeg is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games (see full recap).

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