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LAK@MTL: Postgame

Captain Shea Weber scored his 100 and 101st career power play goals in a 3-2 win against the Kings

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Steven Nechay @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens were crowned victorious against the Kings on Saturday, during Military Appreciation Night at the Bell Centre.

Prior to facing off against LA, the Habs paid tribute to the Canadian Armed Forces with a special pregame ceremony on Military Appreciation Night. A number of veterans were on-hand for the ceremonial puck drop.

Video: LAK@MTL: Habs honor Canadian Forces pregame

Kings netminder Jonathan Quick has enjoyed success at the Bell Centre, coming into Saturday's game riding a 120:23 shutout streak dating back to Jan. 31, 2009 on Habs ice.

But that stat didn't impress the Canadiens much, as the home team opened the scoring just 9:47 into the first.

Video: LAK@MTL: Weber blasts puck out of mid-air for PPG

Shea Weber took advantage of his own rebound to beat Quick, scoring his 100th career power play goal in the process. Weber becomes the 12th player in NHL history to achieve the feat, and the only one currently active on the list.

Just 15 seconds later, Nate Thompson doubled the Canadiens lead against his former team - the second of the season for the Alaskan-born forward.

Video: LAK@MTL: Thompson buries feed from Lehkonen in front

On the play, Tomas Tatar earned his 300th career NHL point with an assist.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Bravo, @TomasTatar90.#GoHabsGo

The power play was humming in the opening frame, as the Habs captain looked to his signature shot again with the man advantage to make it 3-0 early.

Video: LAK@MTL: Weber hammers slap shot for second PPG

It was the Kings who took advantage of a power play in the middle 20, with Anze Kopitar beating Carey Price blocker side to cut the lead to 3-1.

Kopitar's tally was the only goal of the second period, with Montreal leading the shot column 25-21 after 40.

Los Angeles got another back in the third, this time courtesy of Austin Wagner to make it 3-2 with 6:56 left to play.

But that's as close as the Kings would get on Saturday night.

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