BOSTON — Lars Eller scored two goals for Montreal and Alex Galchenyuk had three assists as the Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Saturday night.
Alexander Semin added two assists and David Desharnais scored for Montreal, which has won the last six meetings between the longtime rivals.
Montreal scored the first three goals and controlled the play throughout, outshooting Boston 38-21.
Carey Price finished with 19 saves for the Canadiens and Tomas Plekanec added an empty-net goal in the final minute.
Boston goalie Tuukka Rask stopped 37 shots and kept the Bruins from being routed.
Matt Beleskey's goal late in the second period was the only offence for Boston until Patrice Bergeron scored with 31 seconds to play.
Doug Alden, The Associated Press