Maxim Lapierre, Matt D'Agostini, centre, and Max Pacioretty celebrate a first-period goal on Friday that helped Montreal finally get back in the win column. Rick Wilking/Reuters
Halak Carries Canadiens To Crucial Victory -- National Post
DENVER -- The Montreal Canadiens won a game they didn't deserve to win.
But it was also a game goaltender Jaroslav Halak didn't deserve to lose.
Halak made a career-high 46 saves, including 34 in the final two periods, as the Canadiens snapped a seven-game road losing streak with a 4-2 win on Friday night over the Colorado Avalanche.
Despite Halak's heroics, this one almost got away. The Avalanche tied the game at 13:03 of the third period when Tyler Arnason's shot trickled through Halak's pads. It was the 46th shot of the night for the Avalanche.
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