Canadiens edge Jets 4-3 for 4th straight win

Canadiens edge Jets 4-3 for 4th straight win
January 29, 2013, 10:57 pm
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Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec (14) celebrates with defenseman Raphael Diaz (61) after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)


MONTREAL (AP) Tomas Plekanec scored a tiebreaking goal on a power play at 5:31 of the third period to lift the Montreal Canadiens to their fourth straight win, 4-3 over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Canadiens rookies Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher each had two points in their first game since it was confirmed they would stay with the NHL club. Galagher scored for a second straight game for Montreal.

Rene Bourque and Erik Cole each had their first goal of the season for Montreal, while Olli Jokinen had his first goal as a Jet.

Nik Antropov and Blake Wheeler also scored for Winnipeg, which ended a three-game winning streak.