Vincent Damphousse made himself right at home.
Damphousse, facing the Canadiens for the first time since he was dealt to San Jose at the trading deadline last season, has six goals and 16 assists this season.
Damphousse, who spent seven seasons in Montreal, admitted when this season's schedule came out the first thing he did was look for his first game against his old team.
"It's always going to be like that," Damphousse said. "I've always liked playing here and it's my hometown so there's no question that it was the first thing I looked at."
Nolan understands Damphousse's excitement.
"I know, getting traded from Colorado, I always wanted to play well against the team I got traded from. I'm sure any guy in the league does," Nolan said. "He was excited. He's been ready all day and he came up big for us."
Sutter scored 11:01 into the third, and Nolan made it 4-1 on a pass from Damphousse at 14:47.
"It's our fault," Canadiens forward Turner Stevenson said. "We just took the night off. We don't want to go on the road like this. We had no effort and we have no excuses."
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