The Boston Bruins had all the momentum when David Krejci tied the game at two on the power-play with an extra attacker with 48 seconds remaining in regulation. The Montreal Canadiens let that momentum evaporate when Jeff Petry had his stick in mid air and whacked the puck into the back of the net 15 seconds into overtime and it lifted Montreal to a 3-2 win in overtime over Boston.
The Montreal Canadiens are only two points back of the Boston Bruins for third place in the Atlantic Division.
Brad Marchand scored the first goal of the game for the Boston Bruins with 5:51 remaining in the first-period. With 3:50 remaining in the first-period, Montreal’s Nicolas Deslauriers and Boston’s Kevan Miller dropped the gloves.
Brendan Gallagher tied the game at one for Montreal with 1:33 remaining in the first-period. Paul Byron scored a back-handed short-handed goal with for the Canadiens with 2:51 remaining in the second-period.
Carey Price was solid in net for Montreal with 41 saves. Tuukka Rask made 19 saves for the Boston.
The Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins beat each other twice this season. These two teams will not meet again unless they meet each other in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Montreal’s next game will be at home on Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers. Boston’s next game will be on the road on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.