The Canadiens got a point they don’t need.
Peter Budaj and Cam Ward were brilliant for 65 minutes in the Futility Classic, then Eric Staal scored the only goal of the shootout for a 2-1 win.
Elsewhere, Buffalo lost and dropped out of the playoff race.
And the Leafs won in OT.
Jokinen: Just wide!
• In case you missed it in the morning’s links: Stu Hackel’s brilliant takedown of that schmuck Mike Milbury