Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Canadiens stretch winning streak to four, top Flyers

MONTREAL — Brendan Gallagher scored midway through the third period Monday as the Canadiens beat the Flyers 3-1 to extend their winning streak to four. First-place Montreal (5-0-1) remains the only team unbeaten in regulation.

Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov, into the empty net, also scored for Montreal. Carey Price made 31 saves for his third consecutive win to start the season. Jakub Voracek scored the lone goal for the Flyers and Steve Mason stopped 30 of 32 shots.

Gallagher scored on the power play at 13:08 of the third period, just four seconds into Montreal's man advantage. The pesky wing deflected Radulov's shot from the point past Mason. Gallagher got the play going after winning the faceoff to the left of Mason before scoring his team-leading fourth goal of the season.

The Canadiens came into the game 3-for-21 with the man advantage (20th in the NHL).

Crosby could go: Penguins captain Sidney Crosby shed his non-contact jersey for practice and warmed up with a few laps while slapping a puck in the air with his stick. The concussion issues that Crosby has been battling to put behind are abating and he went all-out at practice. His status remains day to day, but coach Mike Sullivan refused to rule him out for tonight's home game against Florida.

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