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Pacioretty scores twice and Weiss tallies a penalty shot as Canadiens beat rival Bruins 5-1

  • Montreal Canadiens defenseman Sergei Gonchar (55) ties up Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) in front of Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens defenseman Sergei Gonchar (55) ties up Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly (23) in front of Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens left wing Jiri Sekac, left, celebrates his goal with teammates Lars Eller and Brandon Prust, right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens left wing Jiri Sekac, left, celebrates his goal with teammates Lars Eller and Brandon Prust, right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens right wing Dale Weise is checked into Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg, right, by Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    Montreal Canadiens right wing Dale Weise is checked into Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg, right, by Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)  (The Associated Press)

Max Pacioretty had two goals, Dale Weiss scored on a penalty shot, and the Montreal Canadiens downed the rival Boston Bruins 5-1 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win.

Lars Eller and Jiri Sekac also scored for Montreal (12-4-1), which saw Sergei Gonchar's debut after he was acquired Tuesday in a trade with Dallas.

Dougie Hamilton scored a power-play goal for Boston (10-8-0), which lost badly for a second game in a row after a 6-1 setback in Toronto on Wednesday night. The Bruins were playing a third game in four nights.

With Tuukka Rask pulled after allowing four goals on 16 shots in Toronto, Niklas Svedberg got the start for Boston and faced 34 shots. Carey Price made 21 saves for Montreal.