MONTREAL — Carey Price made 24 saves as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Thursday night to improve to 9-0-0 at home, tying a franchise record for most consecutive home wins to start a season set in 1953.

Paul Byron, Daniel Carr, Phillip Danault and Alex Galchenyuk, into the empty net, scored for Montreal, which has won three straight.

Tyler Toffoli ended Price’s shutout bid at 11:57 of the third period, on the power play, just minutes after the Canadiens goalie robbed Anze Kopitar while sprawled on the ice.

WILD 4, PENGUINS 2: Eric Staal’s third-period goal proved to be the winner as Minnesota won at Pittsburgh.

Staal also had two assists, giving him 51 points in 50 career games against the Penguins.

Devan Dubnyk, who made 39 saves, allowed fewer than three goals for the eighth straight game.

Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist both scored power-play goals for Pittsburgh.

LIGHTNING 4, ISLANDERS 1: Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves and Tampa Bay won at home.

Nikita Kucherov, Tyler Johnson and Brian Boyle also scored for the Lightning, who have outscored the Islanders 10-2 in two games this season.

The Islanders got a goal from Andrew Ladd.

SHARKS 4, PANTHERS 2: Tommy Wingels scored the winner at 8:53 of the third period to lift San Jose to a win at Sunrise, Florida.

Wingels grabbed the puck off the faceoff and backhanded it past Panthers goalie James Reimer.

Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks.

Jason Demers scored his first two goals of the season for Florida.

RED WINGS 3, CANUCKS 1: Dylan Larkin, Brendan Smith and Steve Ott scored, Jimmy Howard stopped 36 shots, and Detroit won at home.

Daniel Sedin scored for Vancouver, which is 1-9-1 in its last 11 games.

PREDATORS 3, BLUES 1: Calle Jarnkrok scored twice to lead host Nashville past St. Louis.

James Neal also scored and Pekka Rinne made 23 saves for Nashville.

Jaden Schwartz scored for the Blues.

DUCKS 4, HURRICANES 2: Jakob Silfverberg scored two second-period goals and added two assists, Ryan Kesler also scored twice, and Anaheim won at Raleigh, North Carolina.

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf had a late assist to pass Teemu Selanne as the franchise leader with 532.

Anaheim’s Andrew Cogliano played in his 718th straight game, the longest streak among active players, and had two assists.


SABRES: Center Tyler Ennis is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a groin injury sustained in Monday’s 4-0 loss to Boston.

It’s the latest setback for Ennis, who missed the last half of last season because of concussion-related issues, and another blow for the banged-up Sabres.