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Price gets 42nd win, Plekanec scores 200th career goal as Canadiens beat Panthers 4-1

  • Montreal Canadiens right wing P.A. Parenteau (15) and center David Desharnais (51) celebrate after right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (21) scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Montreal Canadiens right wing P.A. Parenteau (15) and center David Desharnais (51) celebrate after right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (21) scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson, right, and Montreal Canadiens center Torrey Mitchell battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Florida Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson, right, and Montreal Canadiens center Torrey Mitchell battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens right wing Dale Weise (22) attempts a shot against Florida Panthers goalie Dan Ellis (39) defenseman Alex Petrovic (72) and defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Montreal Canadiens right wing Dale Weise (22) attempts a shot against Florida Panthers goalie Dan Ellis (39) defenseman Alex Petrovic (72) and defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, of Russia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

Carey Price stopped 24 shots to pick up his league-leading 42nd win, Tomas Plekanec scored his 200th career goal, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 Sunday.

Brendan Gallagher, P.A. Parenteau and Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for Montreal.

Aaron Ekblad scored for Florida, and Dan Ellis finished with 23 saves.

Plekanec opened the scoring with Montreal on a 5-on-3 power play, sweeping in a wrist shot between Ellis' legs at 6:36.

The teams traded goals just 46 seconds apart in the second period. Ekblad tied it on a power play at 6:20 for his 12th goal by beating Price low on the glove side. Gallagher regained Montreal's lead for good by finishing a 2-on-1 off a pass from Subban.

Parenteau and Smith-Pelley capped the scoring later in the second.