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Associated Press, Published February 05 2012

Price makes 23 saves as Canadians blank Jets

MONTREAL – Carey Price made 23 saves for his third shutout of the season, Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist and the Montreal Canadiens ended a three-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

Max Pacioretty scored his 19th goal in the first and Alexei Emelin made it 2-0 with a short-handed goal 7:20 into the second. Plekanec, who set up Emelin’s goal, was credited with his 11th goal on a power play at 11:28.

Winnipeg 0 0 0 – 0

Montreal 1 2 0 – 3

First period: 1, Montreal, Pacioretty 19 (Weber, Palushaj), 18:02.

Second period: 2, Montreal, Emelin 2 (Plekanec, Darche), 7:20 (sh). 3, Montreal, Plekanec 11 (Kaberle, Subban), 11:28 (pp).

Shots on Goal – Winnipeg 7-8-8 – 23. Montreal 11-11-1 – 23.

Goalies: Winnipeg, Pavelec 18-18-6 (23 shots-20 saves). Montreal, Price 18-19-8 (23-23).

A – 21,273 (21,273). T – 2:22.