Price wins 9th straight on road, Canadiens top Blues 5-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher had two goals apiece and Carey Price set a franchise record with his ninth straight road win for the Montreal Canadiens, who beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 Tuesday night.
Montreal held onto the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
David Backes and T.J. Oshie scored for the Blues, who wrapped up a 1-3 homestand. St. Louis is among the Western Conference leaders with 78 points, but has surrendered the first goal in eight consecutive home games.
Price made 27 saves and topped the record he'd shared with Rogie Vachon (1968-69). He has allowed more than two goals just once in his last 15 games.
The Canadiens have won nine of 10 on the road overall and have 83 points, staying a point ahead of the Islanders for first in the East.