Canadiens Edge Avalanche 3-2 | Sunday, 10.19.2014 / 12:53 AM

MONTREAL -- P.K. Subban scored twice in the second period to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Bell Centre on Saturday.

Subban put Montreal up 3-1 late in the second after scoring a power-play goal earlier in the period to tie it 1-1.

On his second goal of the game, the Canadiens defenseman stayed onside after coming out of the penalty box to chase down a puck on the left side of the Colorado zone. Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie fell against the left side of the net and Subban carried the puck behind and around back out front.

Finding himself alone as Nick Holden pursued Montreal's Lars Eller, Subban deked around rookie goalie Calvin Pickard to stuff the puck inside the right post at 17:59.

Alex Galchenyuk had a goal and an assist and Carey Price stopped 32 shots for the Canadiens, who improved to 5-0-1 despite allowing the opening goal for a fifth straight game.

Pickard made 33 saves in his first NHL start. The 22-year-old rookie, who lost his second game in a row, made his debut Thursday after Reto Berra was injured early in the first period of a 5-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Jarome Iginla scored on a shot from the right side at 17:29 of the third to pull the Avalanche within one.

Alex Tanguay scored at 2:23 of the first for Colorado, which fell to 1-4-1.

Subban drove a slap shot past Pickard from the top of the left faceoff circle to draw Montreal even at 4:13 of the second.

Pickard, who denied Max Pacioretty on a breakaway midway through the first, stopped 25 of the first 26 shots he faced through the first 27:58.

Montreal scored on its next two shots, which came 6:36 apart, with both goals scored by a player who exited the penalty box.

Galchenyuk, who assisted on Subban's power-play goal, put the Canadiens up 2-1 with his second goal at 11:23.

After serving a slashing penalty, Galchenyuk stepped back on the ice and stripped Nathan MacKinnon of the puck in the neutral zone. Galchenyuk drove to the net, took a return pass from Brandon Prust and beat Pickard for his second goal.

Tanguay scored for a second game in a row to give Colorado the lead at 2:23 of the first, finishing off a return pass from John Mitchell with a shot into a wide open net. contributed to this story.
Scoring Summary
1st Period
02:23COL Alex Tanguay (2) ASST: John Mitchell (1) 1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
04:13MTL PPG - P.K. Subban (2) ASST: Andrei Markov (3), Alex Galchenyuk (4) 1 - 1 Tie
11:23MTL Alex Galchenyuk (2) ASST: Brandon Prust (1) 2 - 1 MTL
17:59MTL P.K. Subban (3) ASST: Lars Eller (1) 3 - 1 MTL
3rd Period
17:29COL Matt Duchene (2) ASST: Jarome Iginla (3), Tyson Barrie (2) 3 - 2 MTL
Three Stars of the Game
P.K. Subban
P.K. Subban
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 0TOI: 21:01
Carey Price
Carey Price
SA: 34TOI: 59:55
GA: 2EV: 28-30
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: .941SH: 0-0
Alex Galchenyuk
Alex Galchenyuk
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 0TOI: 16:18
Penalty Summary
1st Period
11:53MTL David Desharnais  Interference against  Ryan O'Reilly
16:26COL Tyson Barrie  Hooking against  Brendan Gallagher
2nd Period
02:50COL Marc-Andre Cliche  Holding against  Lars Eller
09:15MTL Alex Galchenyuk  Slashing against  Nathan MacKinnon
12:07MTL Jarred Tinordi  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
12:07COL Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Jarred Tinordi
15:47MTL P.K. Subban  Holding against  Nathan MacKinnon
18:46MTL Rene Bourque  Holding against  John Mitchell
3rd Period
06:47COL Jan Hejda  Hooking against  Brandon Prust
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/41/3
Faceoff Wins3332
Blocked Shots2315
Penalty Minutes1113
2N. HoldenD00-11018:54
4T. BarrieD0110224:25
5N. GueninD0001012:13
6E. JohnsonD0012027:39
7J. MitchellC0110012:43
8J. HejdaD0000216:13
9M. DucheneC10010020:51
11J. McGinnL0002017:55
12J. IginlaR0104019:56
17B. StuartD0000016:39
24M. ClicheC000128:55
25M. TalbotC0012011:29
29N. MacKinnonC00-13016:28
40A. TanguayL1015018:00
48D. BriereC000008:46
55C. McLeodL00-1159:09
90R. O'ReillyC00-11018:50
92G. LandeskogL0001017:32
31C. Pickard3336.91758:00
8B. PrustL0100012:15
11B. GallagherR0002016:03
14T. PlekanecC0004019:20
15P. ParenteauR0004016:16
17R. BourqueR00-10212:39
20M. MalhotraC0000010:28
24J. TinordiD0000510:02
26J. SekacL00-1108:19
27A. GalchenyukC1105216:18
32T. MoenL0004010:51
43M. WeaverD0010015:54
51D. DesharnaisC0000216:06
67M. PaciorettyL0017018:19
74A. EmelinD00-20023:34
76P. SubbanD2003221:01
77T. GilbertD0012024:11
79A. MarkovD0112025:30
81L. EllerC0102014:59
31C. Price3234.94159:55