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Galchenyuk scores in OT as Canadiens down Avalanche 3-2 in pre-season game

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MONTREAL - Alex Galchenyuk scored 3:28 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory the Colorado Avalanche in NHL pre-season action Thursday night.

Galchenyuk stickhandled around Tyson Barrie and beat Reto Berra with a quick shot from close range just after a power play ended.

Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban also scored for Montreal.

Barrie and Gabriel Landeskog replied for Colorado.

The two teams meet again Friday night in Quebec City.

Colorado opened the scoring at 12:59 of the first frame when Nathan MacKinnon won a battle behind the net with Alexei Emelin and fed Barrie in the slot for a quick, high shot over Carey Price.

Pacioretty wristed in a high shot on a power play 8:07 into the second, but Landeskog tied when he finished a tic-tac-toe play from MacKinnon and Jesse Winchester at 10:18.

Subban tied it again with a bullet from the point during a two-man advantage at 17:42.

Price allowed two goals on 10 shots before giving way to Peter Budaj, who stopped all 17 shots he faced. Reto Berra went the distance for Colorado and faced 35 shots.

The Canadiens announced that prospect Michael McCarron will be out six weeks with a shoulder injury suffered Tuesday against Boston.

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