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Back to normal? Habs prevail one night after 10-0 loss

Vancouver Canucks v Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 02: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens makes a pad save near teammate Alexei Emelin #74 during the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre on November 2, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-0. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

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Look, it wasn’t always pretty on Saturday night, but the Montreal Canadiens will take their 10th win over losing 10-0.

Credit the Habs by bouncing back from Friday’s historic 10-0 defeat to the Columbus Blue Jackets by scrapping their way to a 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers. That improves their record to a resounding 10-1-1, even if that second one was a big one.

Hey, it only counts as one game though, right?

Some might argue that the difference, ultimately, was Carey Price vs. Al Montoya. Those folks will cite this save, in particular:

Price stopped 34 out of 38 shots on goal, while Montreal made the most of its chances; five goals scored on just 17 shots for Philly.

Are there problems to clean up? That seems like a safe assumption, but most teams would envy Montreal’s results (10-1-1) and the problem-solver they throw out most nights in net.