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Montreal beats Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Saturday evening

Thatcher Demko made 23 saves to extend Vancouver's win streak to four games. Vancouver Canucks

Corey Perry scored in his debut for the Canadiens Saturday, helping Montreal down the Vancouver Canucks 5-2.

Perry slotted into the lineup for Joel Armia, who suffered a concussion in a hit from Vancouver’s Tyler Myers as the Canadiens trounced the Canucks 7-3 on Thursday.

Saturday’s game, the third in four nights between the two sides, also saw Nick Suzuki, Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin and Joel Edmundson score for Montreal (4-0-2).

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Elias Pettersson and Nils Hoglander responded for Vancouver (2-5-0).

Carey Price made 23 saves to collect his 350th NHL win.

Canucks goalie Braden Holtby stopped 27-of-32 shots.

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