Carey Price needed only 17 saves to register his second consecutive shutout as the Canadiens blanked the New York Rangers 4-0 Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

The Canadiens won the special teams battle with Erik Cole and Tomas Plekanec scoring power-play goals while the Canadiens' penalty killers faced four New York power plays and not only kept the Rangers off the scoreboard but limited the visitors to one shot on goal with the extra man.

The win gave the Canadiens 21 points and they are only one point behind the eighth-place Boston Bruins who are at the Bell Centre Monday night.

Yannick Weber sent Cole into the clear and he scored off the rush at 3:45 of the first period. Cole, who wasn't used on the power play earlier this season, has three of his six goals this season with the extra man. That equals his power-play output last season with Carolina.

Cole added an assist on Plekanec's power-play goal at 7:05 of the third period and he has points in five consecutive games with four goals and three assists. Plekanec had an assist on Cole's goal to give him 20 points in 20 games.