After erasing a two-goal deficit within the second interval, Rem Pitlick scored 2:14 into time beyond regulation to offer the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night time.
Josh Anderson and Rafael Harvey-Pinard scored for Montreal (20-24-3) because the staff recorded its twentieth win of the NHL season.
Playing in a seventh consecutive sport, Samuel Montembeault made 36 saves. The Habs additionally sacrificed themselves for the netminder, blocking 23 photographs.
Mark Giordano and Calle Jarnkrok scored for Toronto. Ilya Samsonov made 28 saves.
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Canadiens full comeback in opposition to Maple Leafs in time beyond regulation win
Toronto (28-11-8) had a powerful begin to the sport with 15 photographs within the opening body. The Leafs scored first 53 seconds into the sport when William Nylander despatched a drop-back cross for Giordano within the slot who beat Montembeault below the blocker.
The Leafs took a two-goal lead due to a burst of velocity from Mitch Marner. His shot was blocked however Conor Timmins recovered the unfastened puck and located a large open Jarnkrok who tapped in his tenth of the marketing campaign.
Montreal acquired again into the sport with two objectives within the second interval. At 1:46 of the second interval Nick Suzuki left the puck for Anderson who scored from the left faceoff circle.
Suzuki got here inches away from tying the sport with a lob from the crease however Auston Matthews cleared the puck clear from the objective line.
Harvey-Pinard scored his first objective of the season and eventually levelled the rating by hopping on a Samsonov rebound and discovering the again of the online at 13:35 of the second interval.
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With 2:07 left in regulation time, Nylander was known as for high-sticking, giving Montreal a 4-on-3 energy play for 1:01. Toronto efficiently killed the penalty and the sport went to time beyond regulation.
Pitlick scored the game-winning objective by speeding alongside the boards and whipping a wrist shot previous Samsonov to seal the victory.
The Canadiens had one more harm to announce earlier than Saturday’s sport. Forward Cole Caufield may have shoulder surgical procedure and miss the rest of the season.
Montreal recalled ahead Alex Belzile from AHL affiliate Laval Rocket to fill Caufield’s roster spot. The winger recorded one help in Saturday’s sport.
The Canadiens host the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.
The Maple Leafs will head again to Toronto to play the New York Islanders Monday.