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Canadiens erupt for 10 goals, earn 5th straight win

Canadiens erupt for 10 goals, earn 5th straight win

The Montreal Canadiens hit double digits Saturday night, annihilating the Detroit Red Wings 10-1 to pick up their fifth consecutive victory.

Paul Byron scored a pair of breakaway goals and collected his first career hat trick, all before the second intermission.

Seven different Canadiens posted multi-point games, and five of them notched at least three points in the rout. Alex Galchenyuk led Montreal with four, hitting that mark for the first time in his career.

The outpouring of offense produced more than one milestone.

It's milestone night at the Bell Centre. Deslauriers' first goal as a Hab. Byron's first career hat trick. De La Rose's first goal in years. Galchenyuk's first 4-point game. Gallagher's 100th NHL goal.

— Eric Engels (@EricEngels)
December 3, 2017

The Canadiens haven't lost since Carey Price returned from injury, and he's allowed only six goals combined in the five wins.

Saturday's blowout was the second time this season an NHL team scored 10 goals in a game, following the Chicago Blackhawks' 10-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins back on Oct. 5.