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Momentum On The Side Of The Montreal Canadiens

from Sean Farrell of NHL.com,

Josh Anderson scored his second goal 12:53 into overtime, and the Montreal Canadiens took the lead in the Stanley Cup Semifinals with a 3-2 win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 at Bell Centre on Friday.

Anderson tapped in a pass across the slot from Paul Byron on a 2-on-0 to win it.

Anderson tied the game 2-2 with 1:55 remaining in the third period after Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury misplayed the puck behind his net.

"We had a press late in the third period there, and obviously we got a fortunate bounce on the tying goal," Anderson said. "And then in OT it looked like we had a lot more energy than them. We came out hard and found a way …. in a huge game that we needed to win."

Vegas had outshot Montreal 39-17 when Fleury turned it over to Anderson, who was alone in front to score into a wide-open net for his first goal in 13 games.

"Those type of events are tough to recover from," Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer said. "We talked between the third and the overtime about trying to get our mojo back. I didn't think we were poor in overtime, but there's no doubt that carried into the overtime for us a little on the negative side and for sure gave them some pop going out to overtime."


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