“It’s definitely nice to get the proverbial monkey off our back,” Price. “I guess now we can just move on. We’ve got another one, we’ll try and win that one.”
Canucks captain Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, and Jake Virtanen, Brock Boeser and Tyler Motte also scored. Hotby made 36 saves.
“It was a tough game. Give Montreal credit. They played well tonight. It was a hard-fought game. I liked that we battled back,” Canucks coach Travis Green said. “It was a hard game for our team and point well earned.”
Montreal rebounded from a 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks on Friday night. The Canadiens finished the nine-game season series 6-0-3.
Canucks: Host Winnipeg on Monday and Wednesday nights.
Canadiens: Host Edmonton on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights.