Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/8/12

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 1: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates a goal in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 1, 2009 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Canadiens dfeated the Leafs 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Tomas Plekanec scored in the eighth round of the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens avoided a four-game season sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 3-2 home triumph on Tuesday.

Rookie Louis LeBlanc netted his third goal of the season and Lars Eller also tallied for Montreal, which has won two in a row after a three-game slide.

All-Star Carey Price, who stopped 32 shots in regulation and overtime, denied six of eight shootout attempts - including Jason Williams in the final round.

James Neal netted his 28th goal of the season and Pascal Dupuis added a shorthanded tally for Pittsburgh, which has lost three of its last four after winning eight in a row.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 28 shots, but the Quebec native fell to 6-3-2 in his career against the Canadiens.

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