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Canadiens 3, Coyotes 2, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:15 AM
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Canadiens 3, Coyotes 2, OT
Phoenix Coyotes 2, Montréal Canadiens 3

Associated Press
MONTREAL – Each member of the Montreal Canadiens' top line scored, Carey Price made the key saves, and the Coyotes were once again denied a win at the Bell Centre.

Andrei Kostitsyn scored 1:25 into overtime after linemates Tomas Plekanec and Michael Cammalleri scored in regulation to give Montreal a 3-2 win over Phoenix on Monday night.

Kostitsyn, who assisted on Plekanec's goal in the second, put a rebound past Ilya Bryzgalov for his third goal in two games as the Canadiens improved to 5-2-1. Cammalleri also had a goal and an assist. The line has combined to score 11 of Montreal's 20 goals.

Carey Price, who has started each of the Canadiens' games, made 27 saves for his second straight win.

Kyle Turris and Derek Morris scored for Phoenix (2-2-3), which opened a three-game trip.

Bryzgalov stopped 26 shots.

The Coyotes have not won in Montreal since a 5-4 victory on Oct. 28, 1996.

The Coyotes celebrate a goal on Monday night. Photo by Getty Images.
"Well, you know what? It's a good rink, good fans," said Morris, who scored on a power play 1:01 into the third to draw Phoenix even at 2. "They probably have the best fans in the league. They do a real good job of creating momentum for their team. Even if the team doesn't really have a good play they're always oohing and ahhing on a play that's a close play and I think that they feed off of that. The team plays really well at home and they played well tonight."

Price stuck out his glove to get a piece of Adrian Aucoin's slap shot from the right faceoff circle on another Coyotes power play later in the third.

"He was seeing pucks well, obviously," Aucoin said. "I think on a few of our chances we screened him pretty good and he still made the save. A couple of pucks just hit him without him seeing them and that's when you know your goalie is playing the way you want him to, he's just in the right spot. On my chance, there was a guy diving in front of me so I'm pretty sure he knew I was going upstairs and made the right save."

Turris gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead 2:49 into the second with his third goal in two games. He scored his first two goals of the season in a 4-3 overtime loss to Carolina on Saturday night.

Montreal scored twice within 2:09 later in the period to go up 2-1. Cammalleri assisted on Plekanec's goal at 7:14 before adding the Canadiens' second power-play goal of the season at 9:23.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com and Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona contributed to this recap.
 
Montreal's Andrei Kostitsyn was on the ice without his linemates in overtime when Alexandre Picard got the puck to the net and rookie Lars Eller, who earned his first point since joining the Canadiens from St. Louis this summer, got a stick on the puck for Kostitsyn to bat out of the air past Coyotes goalie Ilya Byzgalov at 1:25.

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• Monday's game marked the second time brothers Taylor (Phoenix) and Tom (Montreal) Pyatt faced each other in an NHL game. Their parents traveled from Thunder Bay, Ont., to see them play together for the first time.

• Center Vernon Fiddler won 10 of 14 faceoffs.

• Captain Shane Doan served the third game of a three-game suspension. Defenseman Ed Jovanovski, regularly an alternate captain, again wore the "C" on his sweater in Doan's absence.

• The Coyotes scratched Paul Bissonnette, Shane Doan, and David Schlemko.

• The Coyotes flew to Ottawa immediately after the game. Phoenix's next game is on Tuesday vs. the Senators at the ScotiaBank Place. The puck drops at 4:30 p.m. (Arizona time). The game can be heard on XTRA Sports 910.
 
Kyle Turris "I'm just trying to put everything on net and get open. (Wolski) and (Upshall) are playing great, we're feeding off each other and creating chances. We just have to keep it going." "We found a way to lose the game again tonight. We've had three overtime games and we've lost them all." "Our line is in top shape and we feel good with each other. We're making good plays and scoring goals."
Turris Bryzgalov Kostitsyn
 
Kostitsyn Cammalleri Plekanec
 
  • Oct. 25, 2010: MTL 3, PHX 2 (OT)
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scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
02:49
PHX
Kyle Turris (3) ASST: Wojtek Wolski (4), Sami Lepisto (1)
1 - 0 PHX
07:14
MTL
Tomas Plekanec (3) ASST: Andrei Kostitsyn (3), Mike Cammalleri (3)
1 - 1 Tie
09:23
MTL
PPG - Mike Cammalleri (3) ASST: Roman Hamrlik (2), P.K. Subban (4)
2 - 1 MTL
3rd Period
01:01
PHX
PPG - Derek Morris (1) ASST: NONE
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
01:25
MTL
Andrei Kostitsyn (5) ASST: Lars Eller (1), Josh Gorges (4)
3 - 2 MTL
penalty summary
1st Period
02:57
MTL
Jaroslav Spacek  Holding the stick against  Lauri Korpikoski
03:32
PHX
Ray Whitney  Interference against  Tomas Plekanec
04:31
PHX
Vernon Fiddler  Holding against  Brian Gionta
07:38
PHX
Oliver Ekman-Larsson  Holding against  Maxim Lapierre
16:15
MTL
Josh Gorges  Hooking against  Ray Whitney
2nd Period
08:09
PHX
Derek Morris  Cross checking against  Andrei Kostitsyn
10:23
MTL
Jaroslav Spacek  Hooking against  Scottie Upshall
11:18
PHX
Ray Whitney  Holding against  Tomas Plekanec
19:53
MTL
Travis Moen  Boarding against  Sami Lepisto
3rd Period
05:57
MTL
Josh Gorges  Interference against  Radim Vrbata
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 29TOI: 61:22
Saves: 26EV: 20 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .897SH: 1 - 1
Carey Price
Carey Price
5-2-1
SA: 29TOI: 61:25
Saves: 27EV: 24 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .931SH: 0 - 0
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