Plekanec’s first goal of season lifts Canadiens over Flyers

Tomas Plekanec scored a short-handed goal in the third period to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.

Andrei Markov, Greg Pateryn, Alex Galchenyuk and Phillip Danault also scored for Montreal (10-1-1) while Carey Price stopped 34-of-38 shots.

Chris VandeVelde, Shayne Gostisbehere, Claude Giroux and Travis Konecny scored for Philadelphia (6-6-1), which saw its three-game winning streak snapped. Michal Neuvirth made 12 saves in defeat.

Plekanec scored the eventual winner at 10:57 while the Habs were playing down a man. Streaking down the wing, Plekanec beat Neuvirth for his first goal of the season.

Saturday’s contest was the second game of a back-to-back for Montreal. The Habs were coming off a 10-0 drubbing at the hands of the Blue Jackets on Friday — the first time Montreal conceded 10 goals since Dec. 2, 1995.

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