The already injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets lost another key player, Brandon Dubinsky, to an upper-body injury on Thursday.
Less than three minutes into the first period, Dubinsky scored against Montreal but flipped awkwardly over defenseman Tom Gilbert, who slid in to try and prevent the goal.
Montreal won 5-2, improving to 40-16-5. Columbus fell to 26-30-4.
- Katie Brown