Price gets 350th NHL win, Canadiens defeat Canucks to extend streak

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VANCOUVER — Carey Price got his 350th NHL win in the Montreal Canadiens’ 5-2 victory against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Saturday.

Montreal (4-0-2) joins the 1968-69 Canadiens (5-0-1) as the only teams in NHL history to have played the first six games of a season on the road and get at least one point in each.

Price, who made 23 saves, has played his entire career with Montreal after being selected with the No. 5 pick at the 2005 NHL Draft.

Nick Suzuki and Corey Perry also scored for the Canadiens, who won the final two games of a three-game set in Vancouver after a 6-5 shootout loss on Wednesday.

Elias Pettersson and Nils Hoglander scored 2:18 apart early in the third period to tie it 2-2, but Brendan Gallagher put Montreal back in front at 9:07 on a 2-on-1 and Jonathan Drouin scored his first of the season on a breakaway at 12:44 to make it 4-2.

Video: MTL@VAN: Drouin nets pretty breakaway goal in 3rd

Braden Holtby made 28 saves for the Canucks (2-5-0), who have lost five of their past six games.

Suzuki gave Montreal a 1-0 lead at 10:54 of the first period with a quick release off the rush from inside the right face-off dot.

Perry, who made his Canadiens debut in place of forward Joel Armia (concussion), made it 2-0 on a rush at 11:42 of the second period after defenseman Olli Juolevi hit the post at the other end. Perry signed a one-year contract with the Canadiens on Dec. 28 after reaching the Stanley Cup Final with the Dallas Stars last season.

Pettersson scored his first of the season and ended an NHL career high five-game point drought with a deflection to make it 2-1 at 3:50 of the third period.

Hoglander tied it 2-2 with a backhand from the slot through a screen at 6:08.

Joel Edmundson scored an empty-net goal at 17:06 for the 5-2 final.

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