MONTREAL — Jake Allen made 22 saves for the Montreal Canadiens in a 3-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Bell Centre on Tuesday.
Allen’s shutout was his second in his past three starts. He made 45 saves in a 4-0 win at the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 28.
Nick Suzuki had a goal and two assists, Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Toffoli had two assists for Montreal (3-8-0).
Alex Nedeljkovic made 38 saves for Detroit (4-4-2), which is 0-2-1 in its past three games and 0-3-0 this season without forward Tyler Bertuzzi, who did not play because he is unvaccinated against COVID-19.
The Red Wings were also without captain Dylan Larkin, who did not play for personal reasons.
Suzuki scored his first goal of the season to put Montreal ahead 1-0 at 2:06 of the first period, batting in his own rebound after his initial backhand from in front was saved by Nedeljkovic.
Josh Anderson made it 2-0 at 9:18 of the first. He took a stretch pass off the boards from Suzuki and scored on a shot under Nedeljkovic’s glove from the left circle.
Gallagher scored into an empty net with 2:01 remaining in the third for the 3-0 final.
Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin was taken to the hospital after he was hit in the head by a rising shot from Brett Kulak at 7:40 of the first period.