MONTREAL: Carey Price made 23 saves, Brendan Gallagher, Shea Weber, Josh Anderson and Tyler Toffoli scored and unbeaten Montreal beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Thursday night in the Canadiens home opener.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Jonathan Drouin each had two assists to help the Canadiens improve to 5-0-2.
Sam Bennett ended Prices shutout bid with 1:18 left. Rasmus Andersson added a second power-play goal with 22.7 seconds to play.
The teams will meet again Saturday night in Montreal.
NOTES: Calgarys Matthew Tkachuk dropped the gloves for a brief scrap with Montreals Ben Chiarot midway through the third period. … Corey Perry assisted on Gallagher’s goal for his 799th NHL point.