ONTREAL — Max Pacioretty had four goals and Brian Flynn scored twice during a six-goal first period as the Montreal Canadiens routed the Colorado Avalanche 10-1 in the NHL on Saturday.
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 Avalanche 36-16.
Montreal’s six-goal first period was its first since Dec. 17, 1992 against the Quebec Nordiques in an 8-3 win.
Flyers 4, Stars 2 Brayden Schenn scored three power-play goals to lead Philadelphia to its eighth straight victory.
Jakub Voracek added an empty-netter and also had three assists for the Flyers, who matched Montreal for the longest winning streak in the NHL this season.
Philadelphia last won eight straight games from Jan. 6-19, 2002.
Elsewhere, it was Coyotes 4, Predators 1; Panthers 4, Canucks 2; Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 1; Flames 6, Jets 2; Kings 4, Senators 1; Sharks 4, Hurricanes 3; Penguins 4, Lightning 3; and Blue Jackets 6, Islanders 2.