facebook
twitter
search
search

NHL: Carolina 2, Montreal 1

March 31, 2010 at 10:12 PM

MONTREAL, March 31 (UPI) -- Cam Ward made 34 saves and Eric Staal netted a third-period goal Wednesday, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 win over Montreal.

Staal's game-winner came less than three minutes into the final stanza on assists from Erik Cole and Ray Whitney.

Brandon Sutter potted the other Carolina score as the Hurricanes won for the third time in four games.

Marc-Andre Bergeron got Montreal's only goal on a power play as the Habs dropped their fifth game in six contests.

Montreal remained tied with Philadelphia and Boston for the last three playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, while Atlanta trailed the trio by just two points.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
A-Rod, New York Yankees negotiating compromise over HR bonus
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
New York Knicks, Afflalo agree to terms
Woods opens with 66 despite double-bogey
Redskins' stadium bid could be blocked over team name