In return, Hurricanes score 3 times on power plays to defeat Canadiens 4-0

Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) watches the puck against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Antti Raanta made 26 saves, Teuvo Teravainen scored two goals and the Carolina Hurricanes excelled on special teams in a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

The Hurricanes scored three times on power plays and another time short-handed in their first game in nearly two weeks.

Raanta, usually the backup in his first season with the Hurricanes, had his first shutout since Feb. 4, 2020.

Nino Niederreiter and Seth Jarvis also scored, Jaccob Slavin had three assists and Sebastian Aho two assists.

Montreal is 1-7-2 in its last 10 games.  Sam Montembeault stopped 32 shots.

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