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Subban, Canadiens put past behind them

Defenseman is First Star in bounce-back victory

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist/Historian

Postgame: P.K. Subban - Feb. 19

P.K. Subban on his night

P.K. Subban addresses the media following Friday night's shootout victory over the Flyers.

  • 02:10 •

MONTREAL -- Veteran Montreal Canadiens equipment manager Pierre Gervais was headed to the Bell Centre media buffet Friday, 90 minutes before the home team would take on the Philadelphia Flyers, when I intercepted him. 

"This is all your fault," I told Gervais. "If you'd done a decent job sharpening Subban's skates, if he hadn't lost an edge, if the rush up the ice didn't lead to the winning goal …" 

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Canadiens edge Flyers on Byron's shootout goal

Victory ends Montreal's three-game losing streak

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Correspondent

Byron beats Neuvrith in shootout

PHI@MTL: Byron goes top-shelf to beat Neuvrith

2/19/16: Paul Byron shoots the puck over the shoulder of Michal Neuvrith for a go-ahead goal in the shootout

  • 00:27 •

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens believe that their up-and-down season can still end with a trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give Montreal a 3-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday at Bell Centre.

Byron beat goaltender Michal Neuvirth with a high wrist shot, and Canadiens goaltender Mike Condon ended the game by stopping Brayden Schenn's wrist shot.

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Gostisbehere extends point streak to 14 games

Flyers rookie has longest streak by defenseman in 20 years

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Raffl's go-ahead goal

PHI@MTL: Gostisbehere finds Raffl with a pretty pass

2/19/16: Shayne Gostisbehere sends a beautiful pass to Michael Raffl, who jams the puck past Mike Condon to give the Flyers the lead

  • 00:19 •

Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers extended his record point streak by an NHL rookie defenseman to 14 games Friday with an assist against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. 

He had the primary assist on a goal by Michael Raffl at 3:15 of the third period. 

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Flyers stick with shuffled lines vs. Canadiens

Schenn up with Giroux, Voracek back on right side; Condon in goal for Montreal

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Correspondent

FLYERS (25-21-10) at CANADIENS (27-27-4) 

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET; NHLN, CSN-PH, RDS, SNE 

MONTREAL -- Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol will stick with his recent line changes against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Friday.

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