After watching Mats F. Sundin tie the game with seconds left – and score in the shootout – the Canadiens pick up two hard-fought points when Carey Price makes his 46th (43 in regulation and OT) save of the game on Jason Blake after Andrei Kostitsyn beat Vesa Toskala.
Alex Kovalev scored twice in regulation time – including a third-period go-ahead goal that looked like it would stand up – and once to start the shootout.
What a game!
Jacques Demers said he has never seen a 20-year-old goaltender play with greater sang-froid than Carey Price … and ol’ Jacques has seen some coldblooded goalies, including his beloved Patrick Roy.
Ice time: Bryan McCabe: 35 minutes
Andrei Markov: 27 minutes.
Zamboni driver: 40 minutes