The Canadiens got bigger.
And then the little guys won the game.
Paul Byron scored with eight seconds left to complete the Canadiens comeback.
Brendan Gallagher, who hadn’t scored in forever, went end to end and beat Pekka Rinne to tie the game at 1-1 11 minutes into the third period.
Before the game began, the classy organization put a P.K. Subban tribute video up on the scoreboard, and Montreal’s favourite Nashville Predator shed some tears.
The guest of honour assisted on the first goal, a power-play 45-footer by Ryan Ellis at 18:25.
Shots were 26-25 for the winning team.