Down 2-0 was no way to head back to New York, so Tomas Plekanec rectified things for the Habs on this clutch deflection with just 18 seconds remaining in regulation.
After that tip-in found its way behind Henrik Lundqvist, the rejuvenated Canadiens kept coming until Alexander Radulov scored the game-winner in overtime to send the series to the Big Apple all level at one game apiece.
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This postseason saw five out of seven Canadian NHL teams make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which is far better than last year’s zero representatives from the country that founded hockey.
And Montreal wanted to make sure that the nation’s namesake was able to have a fighting chance as their series shifting to the road.