PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais scored early in the first period and the Montreal Canadiens went on to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Tom Gilbert and Alexei Emelin also scored for the Canadiens and Carey Price stopped 30 shots for his 22nd win of the season. Montreal won its seventh straight and fifth in a row on the road to move into first place in the Eastern Conference.
Max Pacioretty, who finished with a goal and an assist, and David Desharnais scored in the first seven minutes of regulation. Tom Gilbert added a goal for the Canadiens in the second period, and Alexei Emelin put it out of reach with one in the third.
David Perron, acquired from Edmonton the previous day, scored in his first game with the Penguins, who had won two games in a row.