MONTREAL -- Left winger Max Pacioretty scored two of the Canadiens' three third-period goals Tuesday in Montreal's 3-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes at Bell Centre.
Goalie Carey Price stopped 26 shots for Montreal, which came back to win when trailing after two periods for the first time this season.
Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov scored on a power play 2:26 into the third period to draw Montreal even at 1-1. Pacioretty put the Canadiens ahead with his 13th goal at 13:18. He added his second of the game into an empty net with 2.6 seconds remaining.
Phoenix right winger Mikkel Boedker scored his 10th goal 6:14 into the first period. Price stopped a shot from the right circle by Boedker, who continued driving toward the net, and the rebound went in off his right skate to put the Coyotes up 1-0.
Goaltender Mike Smith made 25 saves for the Coyotes (18-10-5). Smith made a sensational glove save on center Alex Galchenyuk's one-timer from the slot with 37 seconds remaining in the second.
Phoenix outshot Montreal 15-3 in the first period, but the Canadiens (21-12-3) wound up with a 28-27 shot advantage on the night.
Right wingers Shane Doan, the Coyotes' captain, did not make the trip. He remains sidelined due to an undisclosed illness.
NOTES: Tuesday was the Canadiens' 350th consecutive sold-out regular-season game at the Bell Centre. Including playoff games, Montreal played its 381st consecutive game in front of a capacity crowd of 21,273. The last time tickets went unsold for a Canadiens home game was Jan. 8, 2004, when a crowd of 20,706 took in a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. ... Before Tuesday, Phoenix's most recent game in Montreal was Oct. 25, 2010. ... Coyotes D Derek Morris and D David Rundblad and C Gilbert Brule did not play. ... Canadiens RW George Parros missed his second straight game because of a concussion. He sustained his second concussion of the season Saturday during a fight with Eric Boulton of the New York Islanders. Parros missed 12 games early in the season after he suffered a concussion when his chin struck the ice as he fell over during a fight with Toronto's Colton Orr in Montreal's season-opening 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Oct. 1. ... D Francis Bouillon and C Ryan White were left out of the Canadiens' lineup.