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Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith (41) gives up a goal as Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty (67) and Coyotes' Keith Yandle (3) and Derek Morris, right, look on during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. Canadiens' Andrei Markov was given credit for the goal. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Radim Vrbata scored two goals and the Phoenix Coyotes bounced back from a shaky second period to beat Montreal 5-2 Thursday night, their first win over the Canadiens since 1998.

The Coyotes wanted to jump on Montreal early after the Canadiens won a six-round shootout against the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks the night before and did just that, scoring three goals in the first period.

The Canadiens fought back, though, holding the Coyotes to one shot in the second period while setting up Alex Galchenyuk's goal on a two-man advantage.

Vrbata made it a two-goal lead in the third period and Keith Yandle scored less than 2 minutes later to put it out of reach, giving Phoenix its first winning streak since Jan. 16-18.

Andrei Markov had a goal and an assist, and P.K. Subban had a pair of assists for Montreal.

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