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Habs strike late for 5th straight win

NEW YORK — Shea Weber's power-play goal with 2:57 left lifted the Canadiens to their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Islanders on Wednesday night.

Paul Byron and Phillip Danault also scored to help Montreal improve to 6-0-1 and remain the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss. Al Montoya, who played for the Islanders from 2010-12, stopped 26 shots in his first start since Oct. 18 as the Canadiens beat New York for the seventh straight time.

Montreal hosts the Lightning tonight.

John Tavares and Dennis Seidenberg scored for New York, and Thomas Greiss had 26 saves in his second straight start and third of the season.

With the Islanders' Nick Leddy off for slashing, Weber fired a shot from the point for the tiebreaking goal. It was just the second power-play goal in 23 opportunities given up by New York's league-leading penalty-killing unit.

Danault gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead with 8:39 left. He deflected the rebound of a shot by Torrey Mitchell past Greiss for his second of the season and sixth of his career.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Ducks recalled goalie Dustin Tokarski, a former Lightning draft pick, from their AHL affiliate in San Diego a day after backup goalie Jonathan Bernier was injured. … Anders Lindback, a former Lightning goalie, agreed to a professional tryout contract with the Kings.

Habs strike late for 5th straight win 10/26/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 10:57pm]
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