Blashill's guys entered into Bell Centre with the league's worst record and worst offense, however they only required two goals to beat the Canadiens.
The Wings (9-22-3) took a 1-0 lead after 3:21 on Tyler Bertuzzi's 11th of the season. Dylan Larkin managed the goal by stealing the puck from Shea Weber behind the internet before feeding a wide-open Bertuzzi in the slot.
The video game stayed close till Mike Green doubled Detroit's lead at 7:42 of the third on the power play. Green deceived Price blocker side with a one-timer from the point that went off the post and in. Riley Barber remained in the box for slashing.
The Canadiens (15-12-6) saw their three-game win streak come to an end.
"We were soft on the puck for a minimum of 2 durations," stated coach Claude Julien. "We must have been stronger on the puck. When you play that method, you're playing with fire. We likewise took three bad penalties in the offensive zone.
"I do not think we were on top of our video game tonight."
The Canadiens had their opportunities, though, before Green made it 2-0.
Jordan Weal fired a shot off the crossbar in the very first duration and Joel Armia's soft backhand hit the post in the second.
"Even though we had more shots, they were probably the better group," said Gallagher, who saw his five-game point streak concerned an end. "A lot of our opportunities were from the outside. When you don't get enough quality scoring possibilities, you can't bury them.
"We probably got the result we was worthy of."
Jonathan Bernier knew he was locked in from the minute he stepped onto the ice for warm-up.
The Laval, Que., native rejected Phillip Danault on a short-handed breakaway in the. He made key minimizes Brendan Gallagher and Nick Cousins, from the slot, in the 2nd.
With Montreal overdoing the pressure in the 3rd, the Red Wings goalie made his finest save of the night on novice Nick Suzuki, with his glove, while sprawled out on the ice. Bernier stopped 20 shots in the 3rd duration alone.
The 31-year-old was 47 seconds far from his very first shut out of the season but Tomas Tatar scored a consolation objective for Montreal with a one-timer from the blue line. Carey Price was on the bench for the extra skater.
"Bernier played good," stated Wings coach Jeff Blashill. "He made a lot real great saves. He hung in there strong. We gave up some possibilities that I didn't think we needed to, but when we did, he was real great."