COLUMBUS, Ohio — Max Pacioretty scored two power-play goals, and P.K. Subban added another – all in a span of 3:53 of the third period – to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.

Carey Price had to make just 14 saves, and Andrei Markov had two assists for the Canadiens, who have earned points in 8 of 9 games and 11 of 13.

Ryan Johansen scored a third-period, power-play goal to extend his career-best point streak to 11 games. Kevin Connauton also had a goal for Columbus on its first shot of the game. Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves and lost his shutout bid with 8 minutes remaining.

CAPITALS 1, FLYERS 0: Braden Holtby’s iron-man run produced another shutout as he made 21 saves in his 20th consecutive start and lifted Washington to a win at home.

Holtby put up his fourth shutout of the season, including three since he became too hot to rest. With Holtby in net, Jason Chimera’s first-period goal was all the Capitals needed as they won for the 14th time in 19 games overall and for the seventh straight home game.


WILD: Defenseman Ryan Suter was suspended for two games, without pay, for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins winger Steve Downie in Tuesday’s loss.

BLUES: Martin Brodeur was given a one-week leave of absence, perhaps signaling the end of the 42-year-old goalie’s time with the team.

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