Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) – David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into
overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red
Wings at Bell Centre on Tuesday.
After P.K. Subban fired a shot from above the left circle, Max Pacioretty took
the rebound and had his wrister denied by Jimmy Howard. Desharnais gathered
the loose puck at the left side of the net and swatted a backhander over a
falling Howard for the game-winner.
Alex Galchenyuk scored the game-tying goal for Montreal with 3:09 to play in
the third period and Carey Price made 27 saves in the win.
Henrik Zetterberg netted Detroit’s lone goal and Howard turned aside 34-of-36
shots for the Red Wings, who were coming off two straight wins over Toronto in
a home-and-home set.
Pavel Datsyuk, who missed the first five games of the season with a separated
right shoulder, tallied an assist in his season debut.