MONTREAL — Corey Perry got his 800th NHL point on Jeff Petry‘s second goal of the game, and the Montreal Canadiens ended the Vancouver Canucks’ four-game winning streak with a 6-2 win at Bell Centre on Monday.
Petry had three points, Nick Suzuki and Artturi Lehkonen each had a goal and an assist, and Carey Price made 27 saves for the Canadiens (6-1-2).
Adam Gaudette and Jay Beagle scored for Vancouver (6-6-0), which outscored its opponents 20-4 during the winning streak. Braden Holtby made 34 saves.
The teams close a two-game set in Montreal on Tuesday.
After Suzuki put the Canadiens up 1-0 at 1:00 of the first period, Lehkonen made it 2-0 with Montreal’s sixth shorthanded goal at 6:10.
The Canadiens are the fifth team to score six or more shorthanded goals in the first nine games of a season.
The Philadelphia Flyers scored seven shorthanded goals through their first nine games in 1973-74, the only team to achieve that feat since the NHL began recording shorthanded goals as an official statistic in 1933-34.
Gaudette, who turned over the puck on Lehkonen’s unassisted goal, drew Vancouver within 2-1 when he scored unassisted at 8:36.
Lehkonen set up Petry’s first goal of the game for a 3-1 lead at 16:58.
Brendan Gallagher made it 4-1 at 7:15 of the second. He scored with a backhand shot on a breakaway after Suzuki stripped the puck off Canucks defenseman Jalen Chatfield.
Perry got his third point in four games with Montreal at 8:40 with an assist on Petry’s second goal of the game, which put Montreal up 5-1.
Petry got his third point of the game when he set up Tyler Toffoli‘s team-leading seventh goal on a power-play at 17:11 for a 6-1 lead.
Beagle made it 6-2 at 11:49 of the third when he scored on a wrist shot from the slot.