Craziest game of the season
Carey Price never steals games, right?
The Canadiens blew a 3-0 lead.
They were outshot 38-17 through two periods.
Were it not for the brilliance of Price, Ottawa would have been up by five goals after 40 minutes.
But Tomas Plekanec's second of the game tied it at 4-4 in the third period.
And P.K. Subban won it in OT.
"I know he's my teammate," Subban said after the game, "but I think he's the best goalie in the world right now. Look at the tape."
And from Max Pacioretty: "I witnessed the best goalie performance in my life. It was awesome!"
Erik Karlsson got pinched on the boards by Brian Gionta.
The puck popped loose to P.K. Subban, who shot it right at Craig Anderson.
In through the Ottawa goaltender's legs.
Pleks salvages a point
Injured in the second period, Tomas Plekanec takes asweet head-man pass from Brian Gionta and is credited with the typing goal when Jared Cowen kicks the puck past Craig Anderson
Again, two late ones
With less than three minutes left in the period, Ottawa got goals from Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris in 84 seconds to take the lead.
Were it not for the heroics of Carey Price, the score would be 10-3.
Price's 17 second-period stops included miraculous saves on Milan Michalek, Ryan and Mark Stone.
The Canadiens were outshot 19-10, 38-17 on the game.
Oh, and the hits are 37-20.
This team is terrible, peeps.
A wild one in Kanata
The Canadiens skated to an early 3-0 lead on three kinds of goals: Tomas Plekanec on a shorthanded breakaway, Max Pacioretty on a power-play one-timer and David Desharnais at even-strength.
Off to the races, right?
Late in the period, Ottawa got two in 72 seconds: a Clarke MacArthur deflection and Erik Karlsson into an open side of the net.
They were the 17th and 18th shots on Carey Price, who had made brilliant saves early on Milan Michalek, Bobby Ryan and, in alone, Colin Greening.
Shots were 19-7 for Ottawa. Hits 17-9.
A four-point biggie
The Canadiens play an Eastern Division rival Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre (cleaning supplies in Aisle 32).
The Senators trail the Canadiens by seven points, but Ottawa has launched a push for the playoffs and is 7-1-2 in its last 10 games.
Ottawa has become something of a bête noire for the Canadiens.
The Senators eliminated the Canadiens from the playoffs with dismaying five-game ease last spring. And they've won both games between the teams this season: 4-1 in Ottawa on Nov. 7 and 4-3 in overtime at the Bell Centre Jan. 4.
Two special-teams stats do not augur well for the Canadiens:
The power play has not scored in 18 man-advantages stretching over five games. And Ottawa has killed 24 of the team's last 26 penalties.
Puck drops 7:40ish.
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