Pacioretty, Canadiens down Blues

Montreal, QC ( – Max Pacioretty scored two goals on his 26th
birthday, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on
Thursday at Bell Centre.

Dale Weise and Lars Eller also scored and Carey Price made 31 saves for the
Canadiens, who snapped a five-game losing streak in the series.

Montreal rebounded from Tuesday’s 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh to win for the
seventh time in its last eight games.

Rookie Jake Allen stopped 26-of-30 shots for St. Louis, which has opened a
four-game road trip with consecutive losses. The Blues had won 10 of 11
before Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to Boston.