|MTL||0||2||0||1||(0 - 0)||3|
|PHX||1||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||2|
GLENDALE -- Josh Gorges scored a goal 1:45 into overtime and the Montreal Canadiens edged the Coyotes, 3-2, on Thursday night at Jobing.com Arena.
Brian Gionta had a goal and an assist, and Travis Moen also scored for the Canadiens (6-7-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Mikkel Boedker and Raffi Torres scored goals for the Coyotes (7-5-2), who lost for the second time in three games, but have earned points in seven of eight.
"It's disappointing when you felt like we had a pretty good week and were feeling good about ourselves," Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett said. "It's the desperation level that you need to win, and that desperation level led to a lot of one-on-one battles that we lost."
The Coyotes have not beaten the Canadiens since Dec. 9, 1998 - a span of 13 games.
Torres tied the score with 14:50 left, taking advantage of a convenient bounce. Keith Yandle's initial rebound shot dropped into the crease, just to the left of Canadiens goalie Carey Price's leg, and Torres flipped the puck into the open right side of the net to make it 2-2.
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Boedker gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead at 5:43 of the first. Cal O'Reilly passed the puck from behind the net to Boedker on the doorstep in front of Price for an easy one-timed goal, his first since Oct. 13.
Gionta made it 1-1 at 3:28 of the second, stealing the puck off Boyd Gordon's stick behind the net and beating Mike Smith on a quick wraparound.
Moen made it 2-1 with 2:14 left in the period, taking a pass from Gionta and scoring on a wrist shot from the left circle, just inside the hash marks.
► EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com compiled this recap.
|Mikkel Boedker (2) ASST: Cal O'Reilly (2), Oliver Ekman-Larsson (3)|
1 - 0 PHX
|Brian Gionta (4) ASST: NONE|
1 - 1 Tie
|Travis Moen (5) ASST: Brian Gionta (6), Tomas Plekanec (10)|
2 - 1 MTL
|Raffi Torres (3) ASST: Keith Yandle (8), Boyd Gordon (5)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Josh Gorges (1) ASST: NONE|
3 - 2 MTL
|Brian Gionta Interference against Boyd Gordon|
|Derek Morris Holding against Erik Cole|
|Lars Eller Holding against Raffi Torres|
|SA: 34||TOI: 61:45|
|Saves: 32||EV: 30 - 32|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 2|
|SV%: .941||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 36||TOI: 61:44|
|Saves: 33||EV: 24 - 27|
|PIM: 0||PP: 8 - 8|
|SV%: .917||SH: 1 - 1|