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Shaw strikes on the breakaway

FLA@MTL: Shaw goes backhand for nifty breakaway goal

Andrew Shaw tracks down Jamie Benn's long stretch pass and nets a terrific breakaway goal to give the Habs a 3-1 lead early in the 3rd

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The Montreal Canadiens got their first win of the preseason, 3-1 against the Florida Panthers at Bell Centre.

Charlie Lindgren made 22 saves for the Canadiens, who lost their first six games; they have one remaining, at home against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

Paul Byron scored twice for Montreal, at 13:32 of the first period and shorthanded 10:25 into the second for a 2-1 lead. Andrew Shaw scored 1:13 into the third.

Evgenii Dadonov scored with 3:00 remaining in the first period for Florida. Roberto Luongo made 20 saves.

Video: FLA@MTL: Byron slips home backhand for SHG

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