DENVER - Max Pacioretty scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Monday night.
P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov each had a goal and an assist, and Jiri Sekac also scored for Montreal, which ended a three-game losing streak. Carey Price made 26 saves for the Canadiens.
Pacioretty had a breakaway chance in the first period that was saved by Calvin Pickard but made the most of his second opportunity. Pacioretty skated in on the left side and beat the rookie goalie with a snap shot with 6:06 left in the third.
It was his team-leading 12th goal of the season.
Ryan O'Reilly, Daniel Briere and Tyson Barrie scored goals, and Pickard had 26 saves for Colorado.