More scrums than goals
The game ended with a mad scramble in front of Winnipeg goaltender Al Montoya.
Glares, shoves, punched, angry words ...
But no goals.
The Canadiens scored twice on Super Bowl weekend.
Their opponents, Tampa Bay and Winnipeg, doubled the home team in 2-1 wins.
Price error cost winner
A little over a minute into the third period, Carey Price tried to clear the puck, but the attempt was intercepted by Andrew Ladd.
The Winnipeg captain fed Michael Frolik for an easy goal that proved the winner.
Finally, a couple goals
After Lars Eller hit the post behind Al Montoya, Tobias Enstrom opened the scoring on a soft wraparound that beat Carey Price short-side.
Brian Gionta dinged off the post before converting a sweet Tomas Plekanec pass to tie the game.
Canadiens outshot the Jets 12-9.
The period included several goalmouth scrums, the liveliest of which involved wee Brendan Gallagher and hulking Mark Stuart.
The visitors dominated early, jumping off to a 7-0 shot advantage before Rene Bourque uncorked a blistering 70-footer on Al Montoya.
But the Canadiens came to life en route to a 12-10 shot advantage in the period.
Let's try this again
Your Montreal Canadiens will try to redeem Super Bowl weekend when they play Winnipeg in a Sunday matinee at the Bell Centre.
With the Jets in the Western Conference, this is their only visit to Montreal this season.
The scalpers will make out like bandits.
The Canadiens beat the Jets 3-0 in Winnipeg on Oct. 15.
The Jets' poor start this season cost Claude Noel his coaching job, and Winnipeg is 7-2-0 since Paul Maurice took over.
After losing in Overtime to Tampa Bay on Saturday afternoon, the Canadiens spent a few hours in third place in the Atlantic Division before the Leafs' comeback win against Ottawa bumped them back down to Wild Card territory.
Puck drops 1:10ish.
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