For the first time this season, Bell Centre fans go home happy on a Saturday night.
Goals by Brendan Gallagher, David Desharnais and, in the third period, Tom Plekanec and Rene Bourque sealed the deal.
But the win could be costly: Brandan Gallagher, chosen as first star of the game, didn’t come out to toss pucks.
Gallagher was injured during the game, as were Max Pacioretty, Colby Armstrong and Alexei Emelin.
Canadiens had a 29-19 shot advantage but were outhit 32-20, which might account for the injuries.