Allen makes 22 saves, Canadiens shut out Red Wings


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. 

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