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Recap - Canadiens Defeat Pittsburgh 3-2

Recap - Canadiens Defeat Pittsburgh 3-2

Montreal got a pair of goals from Max Pacioretty as the Canadiens skated to a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday at Bell Centre.

Montreal was favored by -110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went PUSH the consensus closing total of 5.

Max Pacioretty (2) and Tomas Plekanec each scored for the Canadiens in the victory. Pacioretty opened the scoring for Montreal, finding the back of the net at 1:53 of the second period. The goal was unassisted.

Carey Price turned in a 29-save effort for the Canadiens.

Pittsburgh got goals from James Neal (2) in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 of 29 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Montreal went 0-for-4, while the Penguins were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 31-29.

Montreal heads into a battle against the Sabres. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, will have their next action against Boston.