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MONTREAL -- The memory of their own lopsided loss was too fresh in the Canadiens minds for them to get too excited about laying a one-sided beating on the Colorado Avalanche. Jordan Schoenen Outlet .Max Pacioretty had four goals, Brian Flynn scored twice during a six-goal first period and Montreal routed the Avalanche 10-1 on Saturday night in their biggest offensive output at home since moving to the Bell Centre in 1996.That was weighed against a 10-0 beating they took Nov. 4 in Columbus.We went through the same thing earlier this year and we know that one game doesnt make our club, Pacioretty said. They obviously didnt show their best, just like we didnt in our game in Columbus.It seemed like everything went against us in that game and tonight everything went against them. We have a lot of respect for that club, but we liked the way we played.Flynn, Pacioretty and Artturi Lehkonen each scored against Calvin Pickard in the opening 7:12, and then Pacioretty, Paul Byron and Flynn each had a goal among the first four shots on Semyon Varlamov.Pacioretty completed his hat trick in the second period and added another in the third to give the captain seven goals in his last four games.Alexander Radulov and Jeff Petry also scored for Montreal, which has shown no drop-off without injured scoring leader and first-line center Alex Galchenyuk. Montreal outshot the Avs 36-16.We have guys that have stepped up, Petry said. Thats what good teams have when injuries come along. ... Its not just one guy. It has to be everybody.Montreals six-goal first period was its first since Dec. 17, 1992 against the Quebec Nordiques in an 8-3 win.Blake Comeau got one late in the first period for Colorado, which was coming off a win Thursday night in Boston that ended a six-game skid. The Avs end a four-game trip Sunday night in Toronto.Avalanche wing Jarome Iginla played his 1,500th NHL game. While the 39-year-old didnt figure into the scoring, he took two minor penalties for throwing punches at Alexei Emelin after the Canadiens defenseman clipped Joe Colborne with a low check with less than four minutes to play.Ive seen him throw hits like that before, said Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog, who returned after missing 10 games with a lower-body injury. I just dont like how he doesnt answer to it after when Iggy comes over.Everybody in this room is embarrassed enough. Before the game you want to win the game for Iggy and you want to play for each other and win for each other. So hands down, that was tough to see Iggy have to suffer through that game in such a milestone for him.Flynn began the barrage by scoring on Daniel Carrs rebound at 2:56, and Pacioretty fired a wrist shot past Pickard at 5:13. Lehkonen roofed a backhand from the edge of the crease at 7:12.Varlamov, who allowed six goals on 16 shots, was greeted by Paciorettys second of the night on a deflection of Andrei Markovs point shot at 8:13. Just 28 seconds later, Byron scored on a breakaway, and Flynns pass intended for Carr went in off Colbornes stick at 13:37.Comeau got one by Carey Price when he deflected Nikita Zadorovs shot in with 17 seconds left in the first period.Radulov scored on a one-timer 11:35 into the second period and Pacioretty put one in from the left circle at 18:33. Montreal was on a power play when Petrys weak shot from the point eluded Varlamovs glove with 0.10 seconds left in the period.Pickard was back in goal to start the third and was beaten at 7:28 when Pacioretty jammed in Torrey Mitchells rebound.Game notes Pacioretty added an assist for five points. ... Tomas Plekanec had four assists. After getting seven points in the Canadiens first 25 games, he has six in the last three. ... Montreal had six goals in the first 13:47. The team record is six goals in 10:35, set on March 10, 1951 against Chicago. ... Colorado forward Rene Bourque, who celebrated his 35th birthday, was out for the opening faceoff along with Iginla. ... The Canadiens recalled C Michael McCarron and D Mark Barberio from St. Johns of the AHL on Friday night, but neither dressed.UP NEXTAvalanche: Play at Toronto on Sunday night.Canadiens: Host Boston on Monday night. Nike Air Jordan Dames .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have placed centre Cody Hodgson on injured reserve and recalled two players from their AHL affiliate in Rochester. Jordan Schoenen Sale . -- Playing time has been limited for Maxim Tissot this season, so the Montreal Impact defender made the most of his first scoring opportunity on Saturday. . -- Josh Sterk scored once and set up two more as the Oshawa Generals edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. TORONTO -- The Detroit Tigers had a bad start to their four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays as a depleted bullpen turned a 4-2 lead into a 5-4 loss on Thursday.Meanwhile, the Toronto Blue Jays can chirp happily about a six-game winning streak as they strive to go into the All-Star break on a high note.The Tigers bullpen was without right-hander Bruce Rondon, who was sent back to the hotel during batting practice Thursday with the flu.The Tigers can only hope for a quick recovery as they send out right-hander Mike Pelfrey (2-7, 4.78 ERA) against Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ (11-3, 3.54 ERA) on Friday in the second game of the series.Rondons absence meant that left-hander Justin Wilson stayed in for some of the tough Toronto right-handed bats in the eighth and he wound up with the loss after giving up three hits, one walk and two runs in 1 1/3 innings.Right-hander Alex Wilson came in and gave up the two-run single to Troy Tulowitzki that provided the winning margin.Hes been sick for a couple of days, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. He was sick on the plane last night, too....We were short. Thats why we were kind of stretching (Shane Greene) and Justin (Wilson) both, trying to get through. I think at the end, really, Justin was kind of out of gas, so we went to Alex (Wilson).He said he did not want to use closer Francisco Rodriguez for four outs.The Tigers also have problems with their rotation going into the break. Ausmus still would not say who would start the games Saturday and Sunday. Daniel Norris and Jordan Zimmermann are on the disabled list.The Blue Jays meanwhile have their rotation set going into the break even though all-star Marco Estrada was putt on the disabled list Wednesday and missed his start Thursday, which they overcame with a decent spot start by Drew Hutchison. Jordan Schoenen Goedkoop. he Blue Jays have been winning games in a variety of ways. Thats how winning streaks start, thats how they continue, is its a different guy every night Tulowitzki said. Get good pitching, play good defense, mixed in with some timely hitting. I think its the recipe youll hear teams talk about when theyre on a winning streak.The Tigers are still 5-3 on the road trip that takes them into the break. The swept four games from the Rays at Tampa Bay and lost two of three to the Indians in Cleveland before coming to Toronto.The Blue Jays would seem to have the advantage in the starting rotation for the final three games.Happ is having an excellent season. In his past five starts, he is 5-0 with a 3.48 ERA. In six career games, including five starts, against the Detroit Tigers, he is 1-1 with a 4.83 ERA. He will be followed in the rotation by Aaron Sanchez and R.A. Dickey.Pelfrey is a ground-ball pitcher and has induced 18 double-play grounders, second in the American League. He tied for the major league lead in 2015 with 29 double-play grounders. The Blue Jays entered Thursday having grounded into 80 double plays, tied for the most in the AL. They did not hit into any on Thursday.Pelfrey is 1-1 with a 4.96 ERA in three career starts against the Blue Jays. In his most recent start against Toronto, April 17, 2014, His only start at Rogers Centre was July 6, 2013, when he pitched six shutout innings to earn the win. ' ' '