Ice Hockey - Galchenyuk scores winner as Montreal down Devils

Montreal winger Alex Galchenyuk scored in the third period to send the Canadiens to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

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Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk (27) celebrates his goal against New Jersey Devils

Canadiens 3, Devils 2

All three Montreal forwards were in the goalmouth when Galchenyuk redirected defenseman Alexei Emelin's point shot past New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur.

The Canadiens (16-9-3) have claimed 13 of a possible 14 points while going 6-0-1 in their last seven games.

Steve Bernier and Michael Ryder scored for the Devils (11-12-5), who had won their two previous games following a three-game losing streak.

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Wild 2, Flyers 0

Frustrated for more than 40 minutes, the Minnesota Wild finally broke through via third-period goals from Jason Pominville and Charlie Coyle to snap a four-game losing streak.

Pominville, who leads the Wild with 13 goals, and Coyle scored less than a minute apart, and goalie Josh Harding added 21 saves in his third shutout of the season for Minnesota (16-8-5).

Philadelphia (12-13-2) suffered just their third regulation loss in the past dozen games.

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Jets 5, Rangers 2

The Jets broke a 2-2 tie in the third period on two goals from center Olli Jokinen as he powered them to a road victory over New York.

Jokinen's fifth goal of the season at 12:42 proved to be the difference.

Blake Wheeler added an empty-net goal late in the third period and Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec made 35 saves as Winnipeg (13-12-4) claimed their third win out of four during their current six-game road trip.

Goaltender Cam Talbot stopped 25 shots for the Rangers (14-14-0).

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