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STL@MTL: Postgame

Artturi Lehkonen's first goal of the season stood as the game-winner in the Canadiens' 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - The Canadiens won 6-3 over the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Saturday at the Bell Centre.

Forward Tomas Tatar broke the ice at the Bell Centre on Saturday when he jumped on a free puck in the slot off the faceoff, giving the Canadiens a 1-0 lead 12:59 into play.

Video: STL@MTL: Tatar backhands home shot off face-off win

With 2:03 left in the opening frame, Brayden Schenn beat Carey Price with a solid shot to tie things up at 1-1.

The Habs didn't waste any time responding, however. Just 50 seconds later, Jonathan Drouin got a wrister off from the high circle to give the home squad their lead back at 2-1. With his second goal of the season, Drouin extended his points streak to five games.

Video: STL@MTL: Drouin nets wrister off the post and in

The Blues once again brought themselves back in it with only 1:05 left in the second thanks to a goal by Samuel Blais.

St. Louis took the lead for the first time of the game with 7:10 left in the middle frame on the power play, when defenseman Vince Dunn made it 3-2 for the visitors.

Centerman Phillip Danault brought things back to the drawing board with 4:25 left in the frame by finishing Tomas Tatar's nice play. It was Danault's second of the season.

Video: STL@MTL: Danault one-times home Tatar's nice feed

The Canadiens took the lead again with 12:29 to go in regulation on Artturi Lehkonen's first goal of the season. The Finnish forward completed a wraparound to beat Jordan Binnington and make it 4-3 Montreal.

Video: STL@MTL: Lehkonen pots own rebound from side of net

The Canadiens took the lead again with 12:29 to go in regulation on Artturi Lehkonen's first goal of the season. The Finnish forward completed a wraparound to beat Jordan Binnington and make it 4-3 Montreal.

Defenseman Jeff Petry earned a helper on Lehkonen's goal, his 100th as a Hab.

Later, Brendan Gallagher doubled the Canadiens' lead, collecting his third point of the night.

Video: STL@MTL: Gallagher scores off crazy deflection

Max Domi closed things out with an empty-netter to bring the score to 6-3. Jonathan Drouin celebrated his 200th career point with an assist on the play.

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