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Canadiens beat Penguins, 6-5, in shootout

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David Desharnais scored the lone goal in the shootout, leading the Montreal Canadiens to a wild 6-5 victory over the Penguins on Thursday night in Pittsburgh.

Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj, making his second straight start for injured starter Carey Price, stopped Penguins shooters James Neal and Sidney Crosby before denying Evgeni Malkin’s slap shot for the win.

Desharnais, the third shooter for Montreal, slammed on the brakes at the top of the crease before sliding the puck by Marc-Andre Fleury.

Daniel Briere scored twice, once on the power play, and Max Pacioretty also scored with the man advantage, his 27th of the year for the Canadiens.

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