Price gets 100th win; Canadiens end 6-game skid
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Carey Price made 21 saves for his 100th win and Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist Wednesday night as the host Montreal Canadiens ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Earlier in the day, the struggling Canadiens fired assistant coach Perry Pearn, who, among other duties, worked with the team's power-play units.
Pacioretty assisted on Andrei Kostitsyn's goal 10:26 into the second and scored 2:12 later to make it 3-1.
He added his second goal of the game in the third.
Yannick Weber scored a power-play goal late in the first period to tie it, 1-1. Michael Cammelleri also scored for Montreal, which got its first win this season in six homes games (1-3-2).
The Canadiens, who are 2-5-2 overall, had not gone this deep into a season before claiming their second win since 1941-42, when they got off to a 1-10-1 start.
• Ottawa sent first-round draft pick Mika Zibanejad back to Djurgardens in Sweden rather than burn the first year of his entry-level contract. ... The New York Rangers will be the last of the 30 teams to play at home Thursday when they face Toronto after the first stage of a three-part renovation to transform Madison Square Garden into a modern facility was completed.
First Published October 27, 2011 12:00 am