And for the longest time, it looked like the haul might be five.
Despite a parade to the penalty box, Canadiens stayed in this game at 1-1 for 52 minutes.
But two goals within 33 seconds – by Chris Kunitz and Samuel Pahlsson, shorthanded – gave the home team a win it deserved.
Carey Price was bombarded by 37 shots and could not be faulted on any of the goals.
Canadiens PK killed eight penalties, but the league’s best power play couldn’t break through against Jean-Sebastien Giguère.
Canadiens fly home tonight and play New Jersey at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night.