MONTREAL - Pascal Dupuis scored on a slapshot 13 minutes, 21 seconds into the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins stopped Montreal's three-game winning streak with a 3-2 win over the Canadiens last night.

Sergei Gonchar had a goal and an assist and Matt Cooke also scored for the Penguins, who had lost two in a row since becoming the first team to reach 20 wins this season.

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 19 saves. Carey Price stopped 38 shots for the Canadiens, who began the streak with a 5-1 victory over Boston last Friday in their 100th-anniversary game.

Pittsburgh 1 1 1 – 3

Montreal 0 2 0 – 2

First period: 1, Pittsburgh, Gonchar 4 (Guerin, Dupuis), 6:38. Penalties: None.

Second period: 2, Montreal, D'Agostini 2 (Metropolit), 10:48. 3, Montreal, Hamrlik 5 (Cammalleri, Bergeron), 13:38 (pp). 4, Pittsburgh, Cooke 6 (Gonchar, Staal), 17:45. Penalties: Pacioretty, Mon (holding), 3:30; Rupp, Pit (boarding), 7:52; Gorges, Mon (holding), 8:39; Malkin, Pit (high-sticking), 9:13; Plekanec, Mon (roughing), 9:13; Fedotenko, Pit (delay of game), 12:49.

Third period: 5, Pittsburgh, Dupuis 8 (Orpik, McKee), 13:21. Penalties: O'Byrne, Mon (holding), 1:40; Gill, Mon (tripping), 4:22; O'Byrne, Mon (holding), 9:37; Gonchar, Pit (interference), 20:00.

Shots on goal: Pittsburgh 11-15-15–41. Montreal 7-8-6–21. Power-play opportunities: Pittsburgh 0 of 5; Montreal 1 of 2.

Goalies: Pittsburgh, Fleury 18-8-1 (21 shots-19 saves). Montreal, Price 9-11-2 (41-38).

Referees: Paul Devorski, Chris Lee. Linesmen: Bryan Pancich, Brian Murphy.

Attendance: 21,273 (21,273). Time: 2:25.

Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 2

BOSTON - Mark Recchi scored twice in the final three minutes and Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots for Boston, which opened a three-goal lead and held on to beat Toronto.

Mark Stuart, Derek Morris, and David Krejci scored to give the Bruins a 3-0 lead after two periods.

Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin cut the deficit to 3-2.

Toronto 0 0 2 – 2

Boston 1 2 2 – 5

First period: 1, Boston, Stuart 2 (Boychuk, Paille), 8:01. Penalties: Blake, Tor, double minor (high-sticking), :16; Bergeron, Bos (high-sticking), 10:17.

Second period: 2, Boston, Morris 3 (Chara, Ryder), :35 (pp). 3, Boston, Krejci 4, 11:10. Penalties: White, Tor (holding), :29; Mayers, Tor (roughing), 2:07; Stuart, Bos (roughing), 2:07; Mayers, Tor, major (fighting), 4:11; Stuart, Bos, major (fighting), 4:11; Wheeler, Bos (goaltender interference), 15:44.

Third period: 4, Toronto, Grabovski 7 (Blake, Hagman), :18. 5, Toronto, Kulemin 6 (Komisarek, Kaberle), 4:09. 6, Boston, Recchi 6 (Wheeler, Krejci), 17:23 (pp). 7, Boston, Recchi 7 (Bergeron, Sturm), 19:48 (en). Penalties: Blake, Tor (high-sticking), 15:59.

Shots on goal: Toronto 9-11-14–34. Boston 9-12-13–34.

Power-play opportunities: Toronto 0 of 2; Boston 2 of 4.

Goalies: Toronto, Toskala 3-5-2 (33 shots-29 saves). Boston, Rask 9-2-2 (34-32).

Referees: Brad Meier, Stephen Walkom. Linesmen: David Brisebois, Derek Nansen.

Attendance: 17,565 (17,565). Time: 2:18.

Predators 4, Blue Jackets 3

Columbus 0 2 1 0 – 3

Nashville 1 2 0 1 – 4

Nashville won shoot-out, 3-2.

First period: 1, Nashville, Scatchard 2 (Klein, Tootoo), 11:03. Penalties: Dorsett, Clm (holding), 8:59.

Second period: 2, Columbus, Russell 3 (Nash, Huselius), 2:58. 3, Nashville, Erat 10 (Suter), 4:44. 4, Columbus, Torres 10 (Russell, Tyutin), 11:20 (pp). 5, Nashville, Arnott 11 (Weber, Suter), 19:32. Penalties: Ward, Nas (hooking), 9:21.

Third period: 6, Columbus, Nash 16 (Huselius), 4:18. Penalties: Commodore, Clm (interference), 5:56; Arnott, Nas (slashing), 12:16; Dorsett, Clm (tripping), 15:04.

Overtime: None. Penalties: None.

Shootout: Columbus 2 (Huselius G, Nash NG, Voracek NG, Tyutin G, Vermette NG), Nashville 3 (Goc G, Erat NG, Legwand NG, Arnott G, Sullivan G).

Shots on Goal: Columbus 13-9-8-1–31. Nashville 16-10-9-4–39. Power-play opportunities: Columbus 1 of 2; Nashville 0 of 3. Goalies: Columbus, Garon 4-3-1 (39 shots-36 saves). Nashville, Rinne 13-6-1 (31-28).

Referees: Gord Dwyer, Wes McCauley. Linesmen: Derek Amell, Anthony Sericolo.

Attendance: 14,601 (17,113). Time: 2:34.