MONTREAL — Carey Price made 17 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the Cheap Montreal Canadiens Jerseys China defeated the Cheap Minnesota Wild Jerseys China 4-0 at Bell Centre on Thursday.
It was Price’s 45th NHL shutout, one behind Ken Dryden for third among Montreal goalies.
Victor Mete and Nick Suzuki each scored their first NHL goal, and Joel Armia had a power-play goal in the first period for Montreal (3-2-2), which scored three times in 4:46.
Brendan Gallagher made it 4-0 with an unassisted goal at 12:40 of the third for the Canadiens, who won two of the final three games of their four-game homestand (2-2-0).
Alex Stalock made 29 saves for the Wild (1-6-0), who matched their worst start through the first seven games of a season. They were 1-6-0 in 2009-10.
Mete made it 1-0 at 14:37 when he scored from the slot. It was his first goal in 127 games, the most played by a Canadiens player for their first NHL goal.
Montreal went up 2-0 when Armia scored his fourth goal at 17:32.
Suzuki scored in his seventh NHL game to make it 3-0 at 19:23, five seconds after the Canadiens’ third power play of the period ended.
Max Domi had an assist on Suzuki’s goal to extend his point streak to four games (two goals, three assists).
Mete and Suzuki are the 12th pair of Canadiens to each score their first NHL goal in the same game. The feat was last accomplished by Chris Higgins and Alexander Perezhogin in a 4-3 win at the New York Rangers on Oct. 6, 2005.
Minnesota has allowed two goals in less than two minutes in each of its six losses.