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Plekanec scores twice, Subban sets up three as Canadiens down Devils 6-2

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MONTREAL - Tomas Plekanec and Dale Weise each scored twice and P.K. Subban assisted on three power-play goals as the Montreal Canadiens downed the New Jersey Devils 6-2 on Saturday night.

Andrei Markov, Lars Eller and Plekanec scored in the middle period, while Plekanec and Dale Weise had goals 30 seconds apart and Weise added a late one in the third as Montreal (33-15-3). The Canadiens scored more than two goals for the first time in five games.

Michael Cammalleri and Jacob Josefson scored for New Jersey (21-23-9), which ended a three-game winning streak, including a 4-1 win Friday night over Toronto. They also saw a six-game run with at least a point end.

Montreal had a 44-22 shot advantage

The Devils scored on their first attempt as Jaromir Jagr dropped to Peter Harrold for a shot that was deflected to the top corner past a helpless Carey Price by former Canadien Michael Cammalleri.

Dainius Zubrus took a double minor for high-sticking Subban and the Canadiens scored twice.

Markov drilled a feed from Subban from the point past Keith Kinkaid at 11:21. Then Eller one-timed a cross-ice feed at 12:20, ending a 14-game goal drought. Plekanec scored from the top of the right circle at 19:50.

Josefson closed the gap when he finished a two on one with Tuomo Ruutu 3:01 into the third.

Plekanec fired his 15th of the season into an open net at 12:04 and Weise put in a rebound at 12:34. Max Pacioretty fed Weise in front for his second goal at 15:18, while David Desharnais picked up his third assist of the game.

Notes: Subban also had three assists in a 4-2 win in New Jersey on Jan. 2. . . Manny Malhotra, Mike Weaver and Michael Bournival were scratched for Montreal. The Devils sat out Michael Ryder and Eric Gelinas.

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