An unneeded penalty by Max Domi actually hurt Montreal's chances of winning, and it's not the very first time this season.

Domi's roughing charge resulted in a power-play goal and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Chicago was leading 2-1 in the second period when Domi struck Matthew Highmore with his shoulder in open ice. Domi then got Highmore by the collar and helmet and tackled him to the ice.

"During the play, I certainly wasn't trying to take a charge," stated the Canadiens centre. "I watched the replay and it's a charge. It's how it goes. It's unfortunate they scored on that. Undoubtedly you can't do that, specifically provided the situation we're in. Can't pay for to do that."

ENJOY That penalty proved pricey for Montreal when Alex DeBrincat's power-play objective at 11:27 made it 3-1 Chicago. Previously this season, the Canadiens lost 4-3 in overtime to New Jersey after Domi took disturbance and unsportsmanlike charges on the same play."The first objective was aggravating, you never desire to offer up an objective like that," stated Lindgren, who stopped 24-of-28 shots. Smith came into the contest with 2 objectives in 40 video games all season. Montreal's only objective came 54 seconds into the 2nd.