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Cousins has two points for Canadiens in win against Devils

Forward gets goal, assist in Montreal debut

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Cousins' empty-net goal

NJD@MTL: Cousins sweeps home empty-net goal

Nick Cousins gets by a defender and puts the puck into the empty net to open up a two-goal Canadiens lead late in the 3rd period

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Nick Cousins had a goal and an assist for the Montreal Canadiens in a 4-2 win against the New Jersey Devils at Bell Centre.

Artturi Lehkonen, Nate Thompson and Jake Evans scored for Montreal, which played its first preseason game. Starter Carey Price made eight saves on nine shots for the Canadiens, and Cayden Primeau made 16 saves in relief.

Will Butcher (power play) and Michael McLeod scored for the Devils. Starter Mackenzie Blackwood allowed two goals on 13 shots, and Evan Cormier made 11 saves on 12 shots in relief.

Cousins, who signed with Montreal as a free agent July 5, scored into an empty net with 54 seconds left for the 4-2 final.

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