Canadiens 6 – Rangers 5 (SO)

The Montreal Canadiens pulled off the biggest comeback of the franchise’s 99 year history by defeating the New York Rangers last night 6-5 after trailing 5-0 midway through the second period. The Rangers chased Carey Price out of the net after scoring three goals on eleven shots and Huet allowed another two goals in the early part of the second period to give them a commanding 5-0 lead.

And than Michael Ryder scored a goal. And than Michael Ryder scored again, cutting the lead to 5-2 at the end of the second period. The Habs came out at full speed in the third, waiting only 6:43 for Alex Kovalev to cut the score to 5-3. Nine seconds later (9 seconds!), Michael Ryder threw a wrist shot at the net, bouncing the puck off of Mark Streit and bring the Canadiens to within one goal. Ten tense minutes passed with the Canadiens killing a few penalties before going on the powerplay and seeing Alex Kovalev score his second goal to tie the game 5-5, establishing the biggest comeback in Canadiens history.

A shootout followed an overtime period that saw Montreal continue to pressure the Rangers at every moment and Saku Koivu was the lone scorer to give the Habs the most astounding victory in the recent memory of any hockey fan.



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