The Bell Centre finally came to life in the last minute of the third period when Brian Gionta scored the tying goal against the Detroit Red Wings. But the Canadiens only managed to pick up a point, losing 2-1 in overtime.
Gustav Nyquist scored the overtime winner for the Red Wings.
The Canadiens registered only two shots on goal in a sleepy second period, the first one coming at 12:31.
“They were doing a good job of bottling us up,” Gionta said.
“We had no pressure anywhere on the ice. We were second on puck pretty much the first two periods. Most of that they were beating us to everything and it shows.”
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