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Vancouver Falls 5-2 to Canadiens - Recap

Montreal got 3 goals from Max Pacioretty en route to a 5-2 victory over Vancouver on Thursday at Bell Centre.

Bettors who backed the Canadiens were rewarded as -150 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Montreal got goals from Max Pacioretty (3), Tomas Plekanec, and Ryan White in the victory. Pacioretty opened the scoring at 14:59 of the first period.

Carey Price turned in a 42-save effort for the Canadiens.

Chris Higgins and Alexander Edler scored for the Canucks, finding the net behind Carey Price.

Roberto Luongo stopped 24 of 28 shots for the Canucks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Montreal went 1-for-1, while the Canucks were 2-for-5 with the man advantage.

Vancouver outshot Montreal 44-29 in the game.

Montreal looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hurricanes. The Canucks will aim to get back on the winning track at Toronto.