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Montreal vs Detroit Recap - Canadiens Win 5-4

Montreal earned a 5-4 victory over Detroit behind a 2-goal performance from Tomas Plekanec on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena.

Montreal was an underdog by -102 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.

Montreal got goals from Tomas Plekanec (2), Thomas Vanek, Max Pacioretty, and David Desharnais in the victory. Plekanec opened the scoring at 5:14 of the first period.

Carey Price turned in a 26-save effort for the Canadiens.

Tomas Tatar (2), Johan Franzen, and Riley Sheahan scored for the Red Wings, finding the net behind Carey Price.

Jimmy Howard stopped 24 of 29 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Montreal scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Detroit went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Detroit outshot Montreal 30-29 in the game.

Montreal heads into a battle against the Panthers. Detroit, meanwhile, will have their next action against Toronto.