Canadiens Secure Overtime Triumph to Avoid Sweep

The mayor of Tampa Bay urged the Lightning to lose Game 4 in order to secure victory at home in Game 5. His wish was granted on Monday night when the Montreal Canadiens managed to secure a crucial win, halting their potential sweep by the visiting team. The victory came in overtime, where they clinched a 3-2 triumph, narrowing the series gap to 3-1.

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At 15:39 into the first period, John Anderson gave the Canadiens the lead, but the Lightning managed to equalize with less than three minutes remaining in the second period through Barclay Goodrow’s goal. The hosts appeared poised to reclaim the lead at 8:48 of the third period, but Pat Maroon leveled the score after five minutes, leaving both teams tied at two. In the extra period, Anderson emerged as the hero once again, breaking the deadlock at the four-minute mark with a remarkable diving goal. Despite this victory, the Canadiens still face an uphill battle to stage a series comeback, but this triumph marks a significant first step for them.


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