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Max Pacioretty breaks tie, Canadiens beat Hurricanes 2-1

  • Montreal Canadiens' Andrew Shaw (65) scores against the Carolina Hurricanes as Hurricanes' Matt Tennyson defends during the first period of ab NHL hockey game in Montreal, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Montreal Canadiens' Andrew Shaw (65) scores against the Carolina Hurricanes as Hurricanes' Matt Tennyson defends during the first period of ab NHL hockey game in Montreal, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens' Paul Byron (41) moves in on Carolina Hurricanes' Victor Rask during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Montreal Canadiens' Paul Byron (41) moves in on Carolina Hurricanes' Victor Rask during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save against Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Faulk (27) as Canadiens' Jeff Petry defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save against Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Faulk (27) as Canadiens' Jeff Petry defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Montreal, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Max Pacioretty broke a tie 14 seconds into the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat Carolina 2-1 on Thursday night to end the Hurricanes' winning streak at five games.

Carey Price made 31 saves, and Andrew Shaw also scored for Montreal. The Canadiens improved to 15-4-2 and avenged a 3-2 loss last week in Carolina with backup Al Montoya in goal.

Elias Lindholm scored for Carolina, and Cam Ward stopped 21 shots. The Hurricanes dropped to 8-7-4.