NHL: Montreal 4, Philadelphia 1

MONTREAL, Feb. 16 (UPI) --
Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist and David Desharnais scored the eventual game-winner Saturday in the Montreal Canadiens' 4-1 win over Philadelphia.



Gallagher opened the scoring with his fifth goal of the season midway through the first period and assisted on a Desharnais tally early in the second that gave the Canadiens a 2-0 lead.



Tomas Plekanec scored and Rene Bourque added an empty-netter and an assist for the Habs, who reeled off a third straight victory.



Peter Budaj turned aside 18-of-19 shots.



Danny Briere scored and Brian Boucher gave up three goals on 28 shots for the Flyers, who fell for the third time in four games.



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