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Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec, who had a goal and two assists Sunday, put a backhand off the post late in the second.

NOTES: Kiprusoff, who began his career with San Jose, has 277 career wins. … It was the first game between the two teams since Calgary hosted the 2011 Heritage Classic outdoor game. Bourque scored twice and Kiprusoff had a shutout in the Flames‘ 4-0 win over the Canadiens before a crowd of 41,022 at McMahon Stadium on Feb. 20. … The Canadiens had never previously faced Calgary in a home opener. Montreal beat the Atlanta Flames 3-1 on Oct. 11, 1979 in its season opener at the old Montreal Forum. … C Lars Eller and RW Aaron Palushaj made their season debuts for Montreal, which lost LW Michael Cammalleri (right leg laceration) and D Jaroslav Spacek (upper body) to injuries on Sunday.