MONTREAL (AP) – Radek Bonk and Sheldon Souray each scored two goals and Alex Kovalev netted Montreal’s third power-play goal of the game, leading the Canadiens to a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Matthew Lombardi scored twice in the first period for Calgary, and the game was tied at 2 after 20 minutes. The teams traded the lead twice in the second before Kovalev scored his second goal of the season on Montreal’s sixth power play, giving the Canadiens the decisive 5-4 advantage.

Dion Phaneuf had a goal and two assists, and Chuck Kobasew also scored for Calgary, which lost its second straight after opening its four-game road trip with a 1-0 win in Ottawa on Thursday.

Montreal forward Aaron Downey left the game and was taken to a hospital after his head slammed against the glass above the boards during a check from Robyn Regehr early in the first.

Downey had his head down as he skated along the boards to dump the puck and never saw the Calgary defenseman, who skated backward and drove his right shoulder into Downey’s head, dropping him to the ice.

Mike Johnson had two assists, including his breakaway pass to Bonk, who opened the scoring with a short-handed effort 1:32 in when he faked a shot before slipping a backhand in off goalie Miikka Kiprusoff’s right skate.

Calgary, 1-for-33 with the man advantage entering the game, got its second power-play goal of the season at 7:04 when Lombardi put Phaneuf’s rebound past Cristobal Huet.

Lombardi, a native of Montreal, drew the Flames even again at 2 with his third goal of the season – second of the period – at 13:54. It came 27 seconds after Souray scored on a 4-on-3.

Kobasew got his first of the season 44 seconds into the second to put Calgary up 3-2, but Bonk tied it 33 seconds later with his second of the game.

Phaneuf scored Calgary’s second power-play goal of the night at 7:46 when he one-timed a slap shot past Huet, off a pass from Alex Tanguay, three seconds after Canadiens defenseman Janne Niinimaa was whistled for holding.

The Canadiens replied 1:50 later as Souray tied it at 4, just five seconds after Rhett Warrener was sent off for hooking.

Notes: Lombardi had six goals in 55 games last season. … Canadiens D Mark Streit made his season debut, replacing Mathieu Dandenault, who is sidelined indefinitely by a partially torn calf. The Swiss national team captain was paired with Niinimaa.

AP-ES-10-17-06 2232EDT



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