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Price shines, Sekac scores two as Canadiens defeat Los Angeles 6-2

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MONTREAL - P.K. Subban and David Desharnais each had a goal and an assist and Carey Price sparkled in goal as the Montreal Canadiens downed the Los Angeles Kings 6-2 on Friday night.

Jiri Sekac, with two, Andre Markov and Sven Andrighetto also scored for Montreal (19-10-2), which won a second game in a row despite being dominated territorially and outshot 47-20 by the Kings.

Defencemen Jake Muzzin and Drew Doughty scored for the Kings (15-10-5), who have lost three of their last four but were coming off a 5-3 win Thursday night in Ottawa.

Kings back-up goalie Martin Jones had shutouts in his previous two starts but struggled this time, allowing three goals on his first eight shots. At the other end, Price made save after brilliant save until he was finally beaten in the third period.

The Kings owned the puck in the first, outshooting Montreal 14-4. But the Canadiens got the only goal.

Doughty had served only four seconds of an interference call when Tomas Plekanec won a draw to the point, and Subban's point shot beat Jones at 8:16 off a deflection in front. Montreal didn't get a shot the rest of the period.

The Canadiens had a man advantage to start the second frame and Markov scored on a point shot that was deflected at 1:01. Only 2:44 later, Subban one-time a drop pass from Dale Weise and saw the puck trickle through Jones's pads. Manny Malhotra got his first point in 31 games as a Canadien on the goal.

Muzzin scored on the King's 34th shot at 3:35 of the third when his wrist shot from the point went in off Markov's hand.

Desharnais scored his first goal in 13 games since Nov. 15 when he one-timed P.A. Parenteau's pass in on a two-on-one 9:47 into the third.

Only 1:01 later, Doughty beat Price cleanly with a shot from the right side.

Andrighetto was alone in the right circle to swipe in Michael Bournival's pass at 13:59. The Swiss rookie has one point in each of his first three NHL games. Sekac got another at 15:26 on a bad-angled shot with Jones down.

Notes: Jones shutout streak lasted 154 minutes 17 seconds. . . Jones made 31 saves when the Kings won 6-0 on their last visit to Montreal last December. . . Parenteau went off for repairs late in the first period after being clipped in an eye by Marian Gaborik's stick, but was back to start the second. . . Montreal's Brandon Prust got an assist in his 400th NHL game. He has 31 goals, 98 points and 907 penalty minutes.

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