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“We were energized tonight,” Prust said. “We knew it was going to be a big game. We knew they would come hard to get Patty the win, so we’re glad we spoiled it.”

Notes: It was Roy’s first game against Montreal since he was a player on Nov. 6, 2001. Roy opted to play Montreal native Giguere as No. 1 Semyon Varlamov sat out. Roy said Reto Berra will start in goal in Winnipeg. … Stastny returned from after missing four games with a back injury. … The Avs went into the game with the NHL’s fourth-best power play and Montreal with the fourth-best penalty kill.