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Florida Falls 3-2 to Canadiens - Recap

James Wisniewski was the difference, potting a pair for Montreal on Friday as the Canadiens skated off with a 3-2 victory over the Panthers at BankAtlantic Center.

Bettors who backed the Canadiens were rewarded as +110 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.

Montreal got goals from James Wisniewski (2) and Brian Gionta in the victory. Wisniewski opened the scoring at 10:59 of the second period.

Alex Auld turned in a 20-save effort for the Canadiens.

Stephen Weiss and Dmitry Kulikov scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Alex Auld.

Tomas Vokoun stopped 45 of 48 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Montreal scored 2 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Florida went 0-for-6 with the man advantage.

Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 48-22.

Montreal heads into a battle against the Thrashers. Florida, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.