Montreal goes 2-for-7 on the power play.
Glen Metropolit made up for lost time Thursday night.
Metropolit returned to the Habs’ lineup after missing six games with a rib injury and he collected a pair of assists to help the Canadiens to a 5-1 win over the New York Islanders.
It took the Habs six minutes to muster the first shot on goal, but Scott Gomez gave Montreal a 1-0 lead when he beat Martin Biron at 7:55 of the first period. Jaroslav Spacek’s shot from the blue line was blocked before it reached Biron and Gomez picked up the loose puck and scored his second goal of the season.
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More News On Last Night's Hockey Game
Gionta sets tone for Canadiens -- Montreal Gazette
Canadiens beat Islanders 5-1 -- AP
Gomez and Bergeron score in first and Habs cruise to 5-1 win over Isles -- Canadian Press
Halak's steady play raises goaltending question for Canadiens -- Canadian Press
Recap: Montreal vs. NY Islanders -- Miami Herald Tribune