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Byron lifts Canadiens past Rangers in shootout

Carey Price gave the Montreal Canadiens a much-needed win.

Price made 28 saves and Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Montreal beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night to give coach Claude Julien his first win in his second stint with the Canadiens.

Price stopped Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller twice in the OT, including a diving save in the closing seconds of the extra period .

"They made a really good play on the 2-on-1 (break)," Price said. "Just laid out and it hit me."

The Canadiens, who started the season 13-1-1, are trying to fend off Ottawa for the lead in the Atlantic Division.

"We were...

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