P.K. Subban contributed two assists and a power-play goal in the first period for the Canadiens, who had lost seven of eight games coming into Thursday's contest.
Montreal scored twice on four power plays. Edmonton was 1-for-4.
Montreal scored three goals in the third period, which began in a 2-2 tie. Tomas Kaberle scored on a rebound at 3:00 of the period to give the Habs the lead for good and Pacioretty scored into the empty net to close out the scoring.
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