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Desharnais scores winner late, Canadiens beat Bruins 4-2

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MONTREAL - David Desharnais scored on a power play with 1:08 left in the game to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a comeback 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

Desharnais was at the right side of the net to fire an Alex Galchenyuk rebound into an open side for the game-winner.

Tomas Plekanec, Lars Eller and Max Pacioretty, with an empty-net goal, also scored for Montreal (13-2-1), which has points in five straight games.

Loui Eriksson and Frank Vatrano, with a goal in his first NHL game, scored for Boston (6-6-1). The Bruins are 1-9-2 in their last 11 games against rival Montreal, losing the last six in a row.

Montreal outshot Boston 33-31 and Canadiens rookie goalie Mike Condon, playing in place of injured Carey Price, improved to 6-0-1.

The Bruins arrived with the NHL's best power play, scoring on 35 per cent of attempts, and capitalized on their first opportunity when Eriksson tipped in a Patrice Bergeron pass at the side of the net only 1:50 into the game. It was the first goal allowed at home by Montreal's penalty killers in 24 attempts this season.

Montreal tied it with the man advantage 1:09 into the second frame when Plekanec was left alone in front to pick the top corner on Jonas Gustavsson.

Vatrano, who led the AHL with 10 goals in 10 games for the Providence Bruins, saw a shot from the high slot go through a screen in front of the net and past Condon at 8:51.

The Canadiens had a Plekanec goal disallowed for goalie interference but then got the equalizer 8:58 into the third when Eller poked Galchenyuk's rebound between Gustavsson's pads.

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