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Montreal Ices New York 5-2 - Recap

Brendan Gallagher was the difference, potting a pair for Montreal on Thursday as the Canadiens skated off with a 5-2 victory over the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.

Montreal was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Montreal got goals from Brendan Gallagher (2), Brian Gionta, Michael Ryder, and P.K. Subban in the victory. Ryder opened the scoring at 9:36 of the first period.

Carey Price stopped 25 of 27 New York shots in the victory.

New York got goals from Lubomir Visnovsky and John Tavares in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

New York got a 24-stop effort from Kevin Poulin in the loss.

On the power play, Montreal went 2-for-4, while the Islanders were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Montreal outshot New York 29-27 in the game.

Next game, Montreal takes its act home to face Buffalo looking for another win. For New York, they head home to face Pittsburgh.