This is why we love hockey
With 3:22 left in the game, your Montreal Canadiens were dead in the water.
They trailed 4-1, and Ottawa goaltender Robin Lehner was a wall.
Then Lars Eller scored his first goal since Jan.2.
A little over a minute later, Brian Gionta made it a one-goal game.
With the Senators shorthanded and Crey Price off for an extra attacker, David Desharnais tied the game with a fraction of a second left.
P.K. Subban assisted on all three goals.
And Francis Bouillon – of all people – won it in OT.
Game of the Season!
And Francis Bouillon's first goal of the season wins it.
Craziest game EVER!
Three goals in three minutes.
P.K. assists on all of 'em.
On to OT
Sens take lead
After the visitors had a go-ahead goal disallowed because of interference on Carey Price, Zack Smith was sprung in alone by an exquisite pass from Erik Karlsson.
Smith's shot dribbled through Price's legs and he poked it in.
Ottawa outshot the Canadiens 16-9.
Scoring woes persist
Daniel Brière scored on the first shot of the game.
Robin Lehner stopped the next 16 shots he faced.
Jason Spezza beat Carey Price with Ottawa's first shot, after Lars Eller blew coverage on the Ottawa trailer.
Canadins outshot the Senators 17-4.
But it's tied.
Your Montreal Canadiens have lost three in a row and have fallen behind Toronto and Tampa Bay in the Atlantic Division standings.
Ottawa is chasing Philadelphia, Detroit, New Jersey and Washington for a wild-card playoff spot.
Both teams need a win, which should make for a lively Saturday evening at the Bell Centre.
And Carey Price is back!
This is the fourth of five games between the teams this season. The Canadiens lost 4-1 in Ottawa on Nov. 7 and 4-3 in Overtime at the Bell Centre on Jan. 4. They beat the Senators 5-4 in OT at the Canadian Tire Centre on Jan. 16.
The Canadiens can't score – seven goals over their last five games, 29th in the league in 5-on-5 scoring – and coach Michel Therrien is still tinkering with line combinations after 67 regular-season games.
Trade Deadline acquisition Thomas Vanek will play on his less-favoured right side with David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty, while Brendan Gallagher rejoins Lars Eller and Alex Galchenyuk. Daniel Brière is the latest addition to the Tomas Plekanec-Brian Gionta duo. The fourth line will be Travis Moen, Brandon Prust and Dale Weise.