The Montreal Canadiens were down 2-1 with two minutes to go and it looked like they were going to be 2-1 down in their Stanley Cup semis series with the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Having been massively outshot by their visitors and relying firmly upon goaltender Carey Price, who made 43 saves overall, they ended up getting a gift from his opposite number that they took full advantage of.
Marc-Andre Fleury, in Vegas’ net, mishandled the puck with a minute and 55 seconds remaining, allowing struggling Josh Anderson to slot into an empty net and force overtime. Once in the extra period, it was Anderson, full of confidence thanks to the goal, that stepped up to win it by a 3-2 score, handing the Canadiens a 2-1 edge in the series. Nicolas Roy had given Vegas the lead early in the second period before Cole Caufield quickly leveled. Alex Pietrangelo restored the Knights’ lead in the third period and appeared to have had the winner, but it wasn’t meant to be. Now they will have to chase the Canadiens if they want to head to the Finals.