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Canadiens hang on to beat Penguins

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Max Pacioretty pumped home two goals to lead the Montreal Canadiens in a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Bell Centre.

Pacioretty's second tally came 1:20 after Tomas Plekanec had given the Canadiens a 2-0 lead in the third period.

Carey Price made 29 saves for Montreal, which wound up holding on for the victory after James Neal scored twice for Pittsburgh

The Canadiens have won three straight and improved to 5-1-1 in their last seven games.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots for the Penguins, who were looking to equal a season high with a fourth consecutive win.

11/23 21:59:52 ET

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