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Shea Weber scores twice, Canadiens beat Kings 3-2

MONTREAL — Defenseman Shea Weber scored two power-play goals in the Montreal Canadiens’ 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

Nate Thompson also scored and Carey Price made 31 saves. The Canadiens improved to 9-5-3 with their fifth victory in six games.

Blake Lizotte scored his first NHL goal, Anze Kopitar also connected, and Jonathan Quick stopped 34 shots for the Kings. Los Angeles has only one victory in its last eight.

Weber opened the scoring midway through the first period. The captain fired a shot from the top of the faceoff circle that hit defenseman Matt Roy. As the puck landed back toward Weber, he blasted it past Quick.

Thompson made it 2-0 15 seconds later, and Weber added his second in the period.

Kopitar scored early in the second on a power play. Lizotte pulled the Kings within one with 6:56 left.

NOTES: Weber has 101 career power-play goals. … Montreal was 2 of 6 on the power play. Los Angeles was 1 of 3.

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Kings: Host Minnesota on Tuesday night.

Canadiens: Host Columbus on Tuesday night.

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