Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Tomas Plekanec scored the game-winning goal with 1:07 left to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.
The Canadiens won a faceoff in their own zone and quickly advanced the puck up ice. Brian Gionta skated with the disc along the right boards and centered it to Plekanec at the blue line.
Plekanec briefly skated in before firing a wrister from just inside the blue line past Sergei Bobrovsky for the game-winning marker.
Plekanec scored 49 seconds later with a short-handed, empty netter to account for the final difference.
Rene Bourque, Michael Bournival and Andrei Markov also tallied for the Canadiens, winners in four straight. Carey Price made 30 saves in the win.
Boone Jenner scored a pair of goals and Ryan Johansen added a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets, losers in three straight.
Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots in the setback.