Habs pick up two points thanks to Hurricanes

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) is congratulated by team mates Nathan Beaulieu (C) and...

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) is congratulated by team mates Nathan Beaulieu (C) and Francis Bouillon (55) after beating the Carolina Hurricanes following the third period of their NHL hockey game in Montreal April 1, 2013. (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:29 PM ET

MONTREAL - While it seemed like the world was getting traded Monday night, the Montreal Canadiens busied themselves with acquiring two points from the Carolina Hurricanes.

With only three scouts in the press box at the Bell Centre and word coming down about the deals for veteran defencemen Robyn Regehr and Jay Bouwmeester, this felt like ‘The City The Trade Deadline Forgot’ while the Habs were grunting out a 4-1 win. The Canadiens earned their 50th and 51st points of the season and moved three points ahead of the Boston Bruins for the Northeast Division lead and second seed in the Eastern Conference. The Bruins have a game in hand with a meeting between the two teams looming here Saturday.

The Habs were rumoured to be interested in Regehr and his role as the steady veteran, stay-at-home guy, but he was on his way to Los Angeles.


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