MONTREAL – Tomas Plekanec netted his second goal of the game during Montreal's three-goal spurt early in the third period, and the Canadiens topped the Florida Panthers 6-2 in a preseason game Monday night.
Tom Pyatt, Plekanec and Ryan White scored 3:45 apart as Montreal beat Jacob Markstrom on the first, fifth and sixth shots they took on the Florida backup.
Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists, and Lars Eller added three assists for the Canadiens.
Plekanec and Jaroslav Spacek scored in the first, and Carey Price made 19 saves for his first preseason win.
David Booth and Stephen Weiss each had a power-play goal and an assist for Florida, which lost for the first time in four preseason games.