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Korpikoski nets two, Domingue wins first start, as Coyotes top Canadiens 3-2

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MONTREAL - Lauri Korpikoski scored two power play goals and Louis Domingue got the win in his first NHL start as the Arizona Coyotes posted a comeback 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday afternoon.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored for the Coyotes (18-26-3), who picked up only their second win of an eight-game road trip that ends Tuesday night in Columbus.

Alex Galchenyuk gave Montreal the lead with a pair of goals in the opening 4:55 of play, but Arizona stormed back, outshooting the Canadiens 32-20.

After making his NHL debut in relief of Mike Smith in the third period of a 7-2 loss Saturday in Ottawa, Domingue got his first big league start for Arizona. It started rough, with Galchenyuk scoring twice on Montreal's first four shots.

Galchenyuk cut to the inside and wired a wrist shot under the crossbar 1:15 into the game and then put in a David Desharnais feed from the doorstep at 4:55.

Montreal also went with backup Dustin Tokarski after Carey Price's 36-save shutout of Washington a day earlier.

The Coyotes took over in the second frame, outshooting Montreal 14-5, and got on the board when Korpikoski deflected a high point shot in from the slot. Video review showed his stick was not above crossbar height.

After a pair of Price shutouts, it was the first goal allowed by Montreal since 10:05 of the second period against Dallas last Tuesday.

Ekman-Larsson tied it 31 seconds into the third when his shot from the left boards sneaked inside the near post.

Korpikoski struck on another power play 3:17 into the third when his attempt to pass across the crease went in off defenceman Alexei Emelin.

Montreal centre Lars Eller appeared to injure his left leg when cross-checked into a goalpost by Brendan Shinnimin at 12:46 of the second frame. He returned for one shift, then left with what the team announced was a lower body injury.

The Canadiens have played a pair of afternoon games on Super Bowl weekend since 1991. They are 25-18-4-1 in the matinees.

Notes _ Price's 29th shutout on Saturday moved him into a tie with Patrick Roy for fifth all time among Canadiens goalies. . . The Canadiens gave Sergei Gonchar and Michael Bournival a rest and dressed Mike Weaver and Gabriel Dumont. . . Mikkel Boedker, Joe Vitale and Martin Hazel remain sidelined with upper body issues for Arizona.

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