Canadiens shut out Jets in Game 2, extend series lead


WINNIPEG — Carey Price made 30 saves, and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Winnipeg Jets 1-0 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Second Round at Bell MTS Place on Friday.

It was Price’s first shutout of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and helped give the Canadiens a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.

Tyler Toffoli scored shorthanded for Montreal, the No. 4 seed in the Scotia North Division. The Canadiens have won five straight games since trailing 3-1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round.

Connor Hellebuyck made 23 saves for the Jets, the No. 3 seed, who were shut out for the first time this postseason. 

Game 3 is at Montreal on Sunday.

Toffoli scored shorthanded on a 2-on-1 rush with Artturi Lehkonen at 1:41 of the second period to give Montreal a 1-0 lead.

Price made 14 saves in the third, including against Kyle Connor with three seconds left.

The Canadiens are the third team this postseason to win Games 1 and 2 on the road, joining the Jets (Edmonton Oilers) and the Tampa Bay Lightning (Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes).

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