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Montreal vs Florida Recap - Canadiens Win 5-2

Michael Ryder scored twice to lead the Canadiens over Florida 5-2 on Sunday at BB&T Center.

Montreal won as a -120 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Michael Ryder (2), Francis Bouillon, Brian Gionta, and David Desharnais each scored for the Canadiens in the victory. Desharnais opened the scoring for Montreal, finding the back of the net at 1:46 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Brendan Gallagher and Alexei Emelin.

Peter Budaj stopped 14 of 16 Florida shots in the victory.

Florida got goals from Tomas Kopecky and Shawn Matthias in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Florida got a 33-stop effort from Jacob Markstrom in the loss.

On the power play, Montreal went 2-for-7, while the Panthers were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 38-16.

Montreal heads into a battle against the Senators. Florida, meanwhile, will have their next action against Tampa Bay.