MONTREAL (AP) — Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau and Dale Weise each scored twice and Sergei Gonchar had two assists to reach 800 career points as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 Saturday night for their fifth straight victory.
David Desharnais and P.K. Subban also scored for Atlantic Division-leading Montreal.
Brayden Schenn had two goals and Matt Read also scored for the Flyers. Jakub Voracek had two assists to extend his points streak to 10 games.
The Canadiens’ power play had dropped to 7.1 percent efficiency before a trade this week for the 40-year-old Gonchar. The unit scored once in a 5-1 win over Boston on Thursday and then on all three chances against the Flyers.
Parenteau’s second goal, at 1:02 of the third period, put the Canadiens ahead 4-2. After Read’s power-play goal pulled the Flyers within one again about 4 1/2 minutes later, Weise scored twice in less than 4 minutes later in the period to seal the win.
Parenteau knocked in Max Pacioretty’s rebound 6:47 into the game and Desharnais poked in a puck after Flyers goalie Ray Emery failed to squeeze Pacioretty’s blast from the right side at 8:49.
It was Subban’s turn to finish a tic-tac-toe play with Alex Galchenyuk and Tomas Plekanec 6:47 into the second period. Each of the Canadiens’ first three goals were on the power play.
The Flyers struck back when Schenn followed Voracek into the zone and fired a loose puck past Carey Price with just under 8 minutes to go in the period. Then, Schenn put Claude Giroux’s rebound into an open side with 1:14 remaining to make it 3-2.
Parenteau was in the slot to knock Gonchar’s wrist shot down and into the net early in the third on a goal that stood up to video review for a high stick.
The Bell Centre crowd booed as a long scramble in front of Price’s crease ended with Read picking out a puck that was laying open and flicking it in on a power play at 5:38. Replays showed officials were right not to whistle the play dead.
Weise got it back with 6:42 remaining when his shot from the right side trickled through, and then had a puck go in off his body after Plekanec’s shot hit a post with 2:59 to go.
NOTES: Canadiens LW Drayson Bowman was scratched for a second game since his all-up from AHL Hamilton. … The Flyers, 4-3 losers to Columbus on Friday night, surrendered three power-play goals for a second game in a row.
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