Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny, right, and Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty, center, fight for the puck in front of Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj, left, in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)The Associated Press
The Colorado Avalanche celebrate a goal by Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, of Sweden, against the Montreal Canadiens in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)The Associated Press
Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk, bottom right, tries to shoot the puck against Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, top, as Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson, bottom left, dives in front of the goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)The Associated Press
DENVER – Gabriel Landeskog scored a goal and assisted on rookie Nathan Mackinnon's go-ahead score, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 Saturday night for their second six-game win streak this season.
Ryan O'Reilly also had a goal and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 29 saves for the Avalanche, whose 12-1 start is the best in franchise history. P.A. Parenteau added an empty-net score at 19:22 of the third.
Brendan Gallagher scored a power-play goal for the Canadiens.
Landeskog, who had the game's first goal, fired a shot from the wing that bounced away from goalie Peter Budaj. Mackinnon backhanded the rebound into the net to put the Avalanche on top 2-1 at 8:01 of the third. Little more than three minutes later, O'Reilly got a wraparound shot through Budaj for another goal.