MONTREAL, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Dan Blackburn, making his second career start, made 22 saves Monday night as the New York Rangers rallied for a 2-1 victory over the previously unbeaten Montreal Canadiens.
Last Wednesday, Blackburn allowed three power-play goals against Washington. But against his hometown team, he was brillant after allowing an early goal.
The 18-year-old, who was born in Montreal, stopped all 18 shots he faced over the final two periods for his first win. It also came with his mother in attendance.
Montreal scored 10:34 into the first period on Sheldon Souray's first goal of the season. With Brian Leetch in the penalty box for tripping, Patrice Brisebois stepped to the blue line and passed to Souray, whose 60-foot shot went past Blackburn's glove side.
New York responded nearly six minutes later with a spectacular goal of its own. Mike York passed the puck from behind the net to Theo Fleury, who took the feed and beat goaltender Jose Theodore for his first of the season.
Radek Dvorak scored the game-winner nearly five minutes into the second period, putting a rebound through Theodore's legs.
The Rangers went 0-for-6 on the power play but finished their brief road trip at 1
1. On Saturday, they scored twice in the third period for a 2-2 tie with Ottawa.
Theodore stopped 27 shots for the Canadiens, who were unbeaten through five games (4
1) for the first time since 1981-82.