Eller scores in 3rd, Canadiens beat Stars 6-4 - NBC Sports

Eller scores in 3rd, Canadiens beat Stars 6-4
Dallas Stars right wing Valeri Nichushkin (43), of Russia, crashes into Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) as defenseman Andrei Markov (79), of Russia, watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)
January 2, 2014, 11:39 pm

DALLAS (AP) Lars Eller broke a tie midway through the third period, Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Dallas Stars 6-4 on Thursday night.

P.K. Subban had a goal and three assists, and Brendan Gallagher and David Desharnais also scored for Montreal, which finished a season-high six-game road trip at 3-2-1.

Eller put a wrist shot into the top of the net after the Stars scored twice in a three-minute span to tie it.

Valeri Nichushkin converted a penalty shot for Dallas. Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Brenden Dillon tallied for the Stars.

Dallas (20-13-7) lost in regulation for the first time in eight games, ending its longest streak of games with a point this season at 5-0-2.

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