The CH never gives up and wins in overtime

The trio of Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach sparkled again in a 5-4 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday at the Bell Centre.

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Dach served a perfect pass to Mike Hoffman in extra period, allowing the number 68 to score in a third game in a row.

The CH never seemed downgraded against the big guns of the visitors and dominated the match 41 to 24 in terms of shots on goal. However, it wasn’t until the third period that the Montreal attack really took off, in a match full of twists and turns.

First Caufield took advantage of an excellent screen from Dach in front of the net to tie the game, then Suzuki mocked Malkin’s reply to bring the teams back to square one.

The CH never gives up and wins in overtime

However, Mike Sullivan’s troupe did not give up. In a rare three-on-three in regulation, Jeff Carter set up Brock McGinn’s fourth goal of the season.

Sean Monahan, however, took advantage of a power play to force an extension. Well posted in front of Jarry, he jumped on a return throw from Jonathan Drouin.

Petry haunts the CH

An athlete well accustomed to playing at the Bell Center played the spoilsport on Saturday: former CH defender Jeff Petry. At the end of the first twenty, he let himself fall on Josh Anderson’s stick to allow his team to start the next period on the power play.

The CH never gives up and wins in overtime

The American fullback took care of it himself to make it 1-1. His attempted pass to Jason Zucker in front of the opposing net ricocheted off Jake Evans’ skate before ending up behind Jake Allen.

Less than two minutes later, Rickard Rakell silenced the home of the Habs by giving the lead to the “Pens” for the first time in the game. The Swedish striker redirected compatriot Marcus Pettersson’s shot from the blue line, giving Allen no chance.

Martin St-Louis’ men buzzed around Tristan Jarry’s cage the rest of the midfielder. No less than 20 shots were directed towards his cage in as many minutes, but the British Columbia goalkeeper signaled himself with several stops in extremis.

A strong comeback for Anderson

Returning to the game after serving a two-game suspension resulting from his dangerous check against Alex Pietrangelo, Josh Anderson made his presence felt.

The CH never gives up and wins in overtime

The power forward opened the scoring in the first period with a violent wrist throw. He directed three shots towards the opposing cage and received a minor penalty in 13 m. 44 sec.

The Canadian will host the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.


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