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Lapierre scores three goals to lead Canadiens to 5-2 win over Panthers

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SUNRISE, Fla. - Maxim Lapierre scored the final three goals of the game, leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night.

Alex Kovalev and Tomas Plekanec also scored for Montreal, which is 4-0-1 in its last five games. Carey Price stopped 25 shots for the Canadiens.

Michael Frolik and David Booth scored for the Panthers, who have lost three straight after tying a franchise record with seven wins in December.

Florida's Craig Anderson, making his first start in six games, gave up four goals on 20 shots. He was replaced by Tomas Vokoun after Lapierre's second goal at 2:40 of the third period.

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