Kostitsyn put a rebound past Ilya Bryzgalov for his third goal in two games as Montreal improved to 5-2-1. Linemates Tomas Plekanec and Michael Cammalleri also scored in regulation.
Carey Price, who has started each of the Canadiens' games, made 27 saves for his second straight win.
Kyle Turris and Derek Morris scored for Phoenix, which opened a three-game road trip.
Bryzgalov stopped 26 shots.
Phoenix has never won at the Bell Centre, and has not won in Montreal since the franchise moved to Arizona for the 1996-97 season.
The Winnipeg Jets' last road win against the Canadiens was on Oct. 28, 1996, a 5-4 victory at the Montreal Forum.
rypien apologizes: Canucks forward Rick Rypien apologized for grabbing a fan during a game last week. "I know what I did was wrong," he said. During a game at the Wild on Tuesday, Rypien was headed to the locker room after being assessed a double minor for roughing and 10-minute misconduct when he reached up and grabbed James Engquist, a fan applauding at the railing. Rypien is serving a six-game suspension. "It's a real eye-opener for me, so I think I'm going to come back real strong and better than ever," he said. "I don't see myself doing something like that again."
penguins: Forward Eric Tangradi and defenseman Andrew Hutchinson were assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, clearing the way for forward Arron Asham to be activated for Wednesday's game at the Lightning. Asham injured his left shoulder late in the preseason. Forward Jordan Staal, on the injured list with infections in his right foot, could be ready soon.
around the league: The Kings put star defenseman Drew Doughty on injured reserve while he recovers from an apparent concussion. … Blues defenseman Roman Polak will miss at least Thursday's game at the Predators because of a right wrist laceration. … Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote (head injury) will not accompany the team for road games against the Canucks tonight and Flames on Thursday. Defenseman Scott Hannan (twisted neck) practiced Monday. … Wild center Pierre-Marc Bouchard is participating in contact drills in practice, progressing in a comeback from a concussion sustained in March 2009.
First Period—None. Penalties—Spacek, Mon (holding stick), 2:57; Whitney, Pho (interference), 3:32; Fiddler, Pho (holding), 4:31; Ekman-Larsson, Pho (holding), 7:38; Gorges, Mon (hooking), 16:15.
Second Period—1, Phoenix, Turris 3 (Wolski, Lepisto), 2:49. 2, Montreal, Plekanec 3 (Kostitsyn, Cammalleri), 7:14. 3, Montreal, Cammalleri 3 (Hamrlik, Subban), 9:23 (pp). Penalties—Morris, Pho (cross-checking), 8:09; Spacek, Mon (hooking), 10:23; Whitney, Pho (holding), 11:18; Moen, Mon (boarding), 19:53.
Third Period—4, Phoenix, Morris 1, 1:01 (pp). Penalties—Gorges, Mon (interference), 5:57.
Overtime—5, Montreal, Kostitsyn 5 (Eller, Gorges), 1:25. Penalties—None. Shots on Goal—Phoenix 11-7-11-0—29. Montreal 10-8-10-1—29. Power-play opportunities—Phoenix 1 of 5; Montreal 1 of 5. Goalies—Phoenix, Bryzgalov 2-1-3 (29 shots-26 saves). Montreal, Price 5-2-1 (29-27). A—21,273 (21,273). T—2:14. Referees—Rob Martell, Dennis LaRue. Linesmen—Michel Cormier, Brad Kovachik.
First Period—1, Columbus, Wilson 1 (Clark, Methot), 12:19. Penalties—None.
Second Period—2, Columbus, Brassard 2 (Nash, Voracek), 9:57 (pp). Penalties—Briere, Phi (hooking), 8:39; Pahlsson, Clm (holding), 10:44; Powe, Phi (interference), 15:13; Wilson, Clm (interference), 18:58.
Third Period—3, Philadelphia, Leino 2 (Briere, Hartnell), 14:59. Penalties—Briere, Phi (holding), 10:00; Powe, Phi (interference), 15:05; Briere, Phi (cross-checking), 19:56; Hartnell, Phi, minor-misconduct (roughing), 19:56; Clark, Clm (roughing), 19:56. Shots on Goal—Philadelphia 10-7-12—29. Columbus 11-10-4—25. Power-play opportunities—Philadelphia 0 of 2; Columbus 1 of 4. Goalies—Philadelphia, Boucher 1-2-1 (25 shots-23 saves). Columbus, Garon 2-0-0 (29-28). A—11,727 (18,144). T—2:20. Referees—Marc Joannette, Brad Watson. Linesmen—Jonny Murray, Bryan Pancich.
|Los Angeles wins shootout 3-2|
First Period—1, Minnesota, Madden 2 (Stoner), 5:52. 2, Minnesota, Schultz 1 (Koivu, Burns), 7:42. 3, Los Angeles, Stoll 3 (Johnson, Kopitar), 18:37 (pp). Penalties—Stoner, Min (slashing), 2:07; Westgarth, LA (slashing), 9:01; Burns, Min (interference), 12:10; Koivu, Min (tripping), 17:06; Ponikarovsky, LA (holding), 19:09; Latendresse, Min (hooking), 19:18.
Second Period—4, Los Angeles, Kopitar 3 (Johnson, Williams), 19:42 (pp). Penalties—Brown, LA, served by Loktionov, major-game misconduct (illegal check to the head), 8:12; Staubitz, Min (interference), 13:22; Nystrom, Min (boarding), 18:40; Koivu, Min (hooking), 19:36.
Third Period—None. Penalties—Johnson, LA (tripping), :53.
Shootout—Los Angeles 3 (Kopitar G, Johnson NG, Stoll G, Williams NG, Handzus G), Minnesota 2 (Koivu G, Cullen G, Zidlicky NG, Burns NG, Miettinen NG). Shots on Goal—Los Angeles 10-13-8-3—34. Minnesota 9-7-5-1—22. Power-play opportunities—Los Angeles 2 of 7; Minnesota 0 of 4. Goalies—Los Angeles, Quick 5-1-0 (22 shots-20 saves). Minnesota, Backstrom 3-2-2 (34-32). A—17,094 (18,064). T—2:49. Referees—Wes McCauley, Francois St. Laurent. Linesmen—Brian Mach, Brad Lazarowich.