Canadiens end skid with rout of Flyers

Montreal right wing Andrei Kostitsyn celebrates with Max Pacioretty after scoring against Philadelphia. The Canadiens earned only their second victory of the year.

 

MONTREAL — Carey Price made 21 saves for his 100th win and Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist and the Montreal Canadiens ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

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 at 1. Michael Cammalleri also scored for Montreal, which got its first win in six games at the Bell Centre (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.

Jaromir Jagr scored his third goal in two games for Philadelphia, which played its first game without injured captain Chris Pronger.

Ilya Bryzgalov made 23 saves.

Canadiens assistant coach Perry Pearn was fired before the game. GM Pierre Gauthier told his players the news in the team’s dressing room a few hours before the pregame warmup.

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