Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Brendan Gallagher netted the winner in the sixth round of the shootout, as Montreal downed Boston, 6-5, in a battle for Northeast Division supremacy at TD Garden.
Neither shooter from either side scored through the first 10 chances. Peter Budaj stopped Rich Peverley to open the final round, and then Gallagher ended the contest by slipping his shot through the pads of Tuukka Rask.
Michael Ryder tallied twice, with Gallagher, P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov once each for the Canadiens, who moved atop the division by point over their perennial rivals.
Starter Carey Price allowed four goals on 26 shots in two periods before finding the bench. Budaj ended regulation with 14 saves.
Patrice Bergeron registered a goal and three assists for the Bruins, who have lost four of their last six.
Tyler Seguin added a score and two helpers, Brad Marchand and Nathan Horton also lit the lamp, but Rask allowed five goals on 28 shots in the setback.