It would have been a long flight home
The tornado warning in Nashville did not, ultimately, apply to the Canadiens' room.
David Desharnais' spectacular Overtime goal saved his team from the ignominy of blowing a 3-0 lead in Nashville.
Tornados or not, the Canadiens ought to fly out of there before the cops arrive to investigate theft of two points.
The Canadiens were outshot 34-23.
David Desharnais stripped the Nashville defenceman and beat Carter Hutton with a laser to secure two points the Canadiens probably didn't deserve.
P.K. Subban was in the penalty box when Patrik Hornqvist bashed Andrei Markov into the boards behind Carey Price.
Mike Fisher got the puck and fed Nick Shea Weber for the tying goal.
Leading 3-0, the Canadiens were outshot 20-6 in the second period.
Nashville got goals from Gabriel Bourque and, on a power-play, Nick Spaling to set up a very nervous third period.
Douglas Murray was on for both Nashville goals, screwing up a Carey Price clearing attempt on the second.
Michel Therrien may set a record for f-bombs.
The Canadiens had not scored a first-period goal since Dec. 2 in New Jersey.
They got three in Nashville.
In three minutes, seven seconds. On three consecutive SoG.
P.K. Subban got it started with his fifth ... and first in 11 games.
Max Pacioretty's 15th – on a brilliant head-man pass by Brendan Gallagher – and Tomas Plekanec's 12th (tipping in Brian Gionta's shot) completed the surge ... and ended the night for goaltender Marek Mazarec, beaten on three of five shots.
Carey Price made sevensaves and was helped by his goalposts, which Viktor Stalberg hit twice.
Saturday night in Nashville, the Canadiens will play their last game before a nice long Christmas break.
After flying back to Montreal, the team is idle until Dec. 28, when they begin a Florida swing in Tampa Bay.
The Canadiens will be trying to get back on the winning track after that stomping in St.Louis.
Francis Bouillon, who played three seasons in Nashville, returns to the lineup against the Predators.
Daniel Brière – who watched Thursday's game from the pressbox, whence he could observe it helps to be as tall as Patrik Berglund – will also draw in.