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Habs down Hurricanes in battle of division leaders

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Lars Eller tallied the go-ahead goal in the third period and P.K. Subban added insurance in the Montreal Canadiens' 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in a battle of division leaders.

The Northeast-leading Canadiens had an 11-point streak (8-0-3) snapped Tuesday against the New York Islanders.

Brandon Prust and Josh Gorges each netted a goal in the opening frame for Northeast-leading Montreal, which avoided consecutive losses for the first time in a month.

The Habs dropped three in a row prior to the start of that torrid 11-point stretch on Feb. 12 in a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Six points atop the Southeast division, Carolina had its four-game winning streak snapped.

03/07 21:48:53 ET