The CH never gives up and wins in overtime

The CH never gives up and wins in overtime


The trio of Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach sparkled again in a 5-4 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday at the Bell Centre.

Dach provided a perfect pass to Mike Hoffman in extra period, allowing the number 68 to score in a third game in a row.

The CH never looked downgraded against the big guns of the visitors and dominated the game 41 to 24 in shots on goal. However, it was not until the third period that the Montreal attack really took off, in a match full of twists and turns.

Caufield first took advantage of an excellent screen from Dach in front of the net to create the tie, then Suzuki mocked Malkin's retort to bring the teams back to square one.

However, Mike Sullivan's troupe did not give up. In a rare three-on-three in regulation, Jeff Carter set up Brock McGinn's fourth goal of the season.

Sean Monahan, however, took advantage of a power play to force an extension. Well posted in front of Jarry, he jumped on a return throw from Jonathan Drouin.

Petry haunts the CH

An athlete well used to playing at the Bell Center played the spoilsport on Saturday: former CH defender Jeff Petry. At the end of the first twenty, he let himself fall on Josh Anderson's stick to allow his team to start the next period on the power play.

The American fullback took care of himself to make it 1-1. His attempted pass to Jason Zucker in front of the opposing net ricocheted off Jake Evans' skate before ending up behind Jake Allen.

Less than two minutes later, Rickard Rakell silenced the home of the Habs by giving the lead to the “Pens” for the first time in the game. The Swedish striker redirected compatriot Marcus Pettersson's shot from the blue line, giving Allen no chance.

Martin St-Louis' men buzzed around Tristan Jarry's cage the rest of the median commitment. No less than 20 shots were directed towards his cage in as many minutes, but the British Columbia goalkeeper signaled himself with several in extremis saves.

A marked comeback for Anderson

Returning to the game after serving a two-game suspension resulting from his dangerous check against Alex Pietrangelo, Josh Anderson made his presence felt.

The power forward opened the scoring in the first period with a violent wrist throw. He directed three shots towards the opposing cage and received a minor penalty in 13 m. 44 s.

The Canadiens will host the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.