Red Wings fall to Canadiens

DETROIT (AP) — Brendan Gallagher and Joel Armia scored 66 seconds apart early in the second period, and the Montreal Canadiens edged the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Andreas Athanasiou scored twice for the Red Wings, but Jeff Petry added a goal 19 seconds into the third for Montreal. Detroit wrapped up a five-game homestand that included only one victory. The Red Wings are 1-6-2 in their last nine games.

Gallagher opened the scoring 30 seconds into the second period, capitalizing during a goalmouth scramble after goalie Jimmy Howard failed to secure a rebound.

Just over a minute later, the Red Wings gave Armia too much room in the slot, and he beat Howard with a wrist shot.