Byron scores winner in OT as Canadiens topple Canucks 2-1

It’s a tough feeling.”Nikolay Goldobin, making his Vancouver home debut after being traded a week ago from San Jose, had two quality chances against a sprawling Price, but couldn’t tie it in the first period.The Canucks sustained pressure on Price in the second, but the Montreal netminder again made the necessary saves, including a partial breakaway shot from Brendan Gaunce mid-period.“I could have helped the team win today,” said Gaunce. it feels like you can’t do anything about it. He’s a good presence in our locker-room, and he’s a great teammate. “Now we have to think about Thursday’s game and get back to it.”For Price and the red-hot Canadiens it’s a polar opposite scenario. They are now seven points back of St. “I love it here.”The Canucks only goal came at 7:11 of the third when Edler’s wrist shot from near the blue line was redirected by Chaput over Price’s blocker. It’s just something I want to be able to do.”Price made a spectacular glove save on a streaking Markus Granlund eight minutes into the third, prompting chants of “Carey, Carey” to erupt in the upper deck.“It’s always cool to come home to B.C.,” said Price, who was born in Vancouver before moving to Anahim Lake, B.C. I’m happy for him.”Vancouver goalie Ryan Miller had a busy night with 36 saves and couldn’t do much against Byron’s OT winner. It’s just one of those ones … Vancouver (28-31-7) desperately needed the points to keep its fading playoff hopes alive. “It’s disappointing and frustrating. It would have been huge for us in the standings,” said Michael Chaput, who scored Vancouver’s lone goal in the game. The Atlantic Division-leading Habs (38-21-8) have won six straight and are thriving under new head coach Claude Julien with a 7-2 record.As for Price, he’s been on fire recently, with a shutout and only five goals allowed in his last five games — all wins.“It’s not just me, it’s our defensive play in general,” said Price, deflecting the credit. Louis for the second wild card spot after the Blues beat the Wild 2-1 on Tuesday. After Alex Galchenyuk shot the puck, it took a strange bounce that even caught Byron off guard.“It hit me on the inside of the pants, kind of right off the cup there, so it caught me by surprise,” said Byron.“It’s almost kind of comical,” added Miller. It’s right there, but you can’t get it. “He brings speed and tenacity to our game. The noticeably vocal contingent of Habs fans present roared in approval.“Mitchy is a character guy,” said Price. “I could have scored on that 2-on-1 and that would have changed the game. It came in the first period on a redirect off Andrei Markov’s wrist shot from the blue-line. “Ever since the bye we have been playing very well.”Torrey Mitchell scored his first goal for the Canadiens in 39 games. Carey Price and the Canadiens cooled down what little momentum Vancouver built up recently with back-to-back wins.Price made 27 saves and Paul Byron scored in overtime as Montreal defeated the Canucks 2-1 on Tuesday night at Rogers Arena.The loss snapped a modest two-game win streak for the Canucks after picking up road wins in southern California. For me, I’m probably my hardest critic. “It was a really tough bounce.