Carey Price made the stops and Max Pacioretty scored twice as the Canadiens ran their winning streak to three games with a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

Scoring in bunches: Pacioretty has regained the form that has made him the Canadiens’ leading scorer in each of the past two seasons. He scored three goals in the Canadiens’ 6-2 win over Minnesota on Tuesday and he added two more against the Penguins to give him seven for the season. Pacioretty opened the scoring when he turned a giveaway by Olli Maatta into a goal at 1:53 of the second period. Pacioretty left the game after playing only two shifts in the second period, but he returned in the third and scored to give Montreal a 3-0 lead.

Quiet man makes noise: The soft-spoken Tomas Plekanec is prized for his abilities as a shutdown forward, but he’s also capable of producing on offence. Plekanec scored Montreal’s second goal when Andrei Markov found him in the slot at 1:05 of the third period. Plekanec has seven goals and 15 points. He also dominated Sidney Crosby in the faceoff circle, winning 14 of 19 faceoffs.