Montreal-Calgary: P.K. Subban’s OT Goal Salvages Win for Canadiens

January 18th, 2011 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
In a preview of next month's Heritage Classic the Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames faced off at the Bell Centre last night.  These are two teams that don't play each other very often so, in a lot of ways the spectacle that they put on last night should be good fodder for next month's rematch.

Both teams were skating hard to start the game, clearly intent on grabbing the two points but the Canadiens got on the board first when Lars Eller fired a Cammalleri pass beyond Miikka Kiprusoff 4:27 into the game.  From that point on, Montreal completely dominated play, showed excellent puck possession and skated hard, making things very difficult for a seemingly porous Flames defense.

The Habs would score three more goals, chasing Miikka Kiprusoff from the net, before the seven minute mark of the second period at which point the game looked all but over.

Unfortunately for Canadiens fans, the Flames had other plans.

As solid as back goaltender Alex Auld looked over the first period and a half, he completely fell apart through the back nine and the Flames took advantage of his shaky play scoring four unanswered goals to force overtime.

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