Canadiens Win, Downey Hurt

From the Associated Press

Radek Bonk and Sheldon Souray each scored two goals, and Alex Kovalev netted Montreal’s third power-play goal, leading the Canadiens to a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night at Montreal.

Montreal forward Aaron Downey left the game and was taken to a hospital after his head slammed against the glass above the boards during a check from Robyn Regehr early in the first. He was hospitalized because of a concussion.

Downey had his head down as he skated along the boards to dump the puck and never saw the Calgary defenseman, who skated backward and drove his right shoulder into Downey’s head, dropping him to the ice.

“It was clean,” Regehr said.


In other games:

Evgeni Nabokov made 32 saves and San Jose beat Dallas, 2-0, at San Jose.... Ethan Moreau scored 51 seconds after the opening faceoff and Edmonton held on to beat Vancouver, 2-1, at Edmonton, Canada

Buffalo (6-0) maintained its perfect record in a 9-1 rout of Philadelphia at Buffalo, N.Y.... Owen Nolan scored his first goal in two years and Phoenix defeated St. Louis, 5-2, at St. Louis.