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Holy Jumpin'—what a game! Brian Elliott stopped 46 shots, Rattie scored his second goal of the season, and Fabbri showed-off his toe-dragging skills.
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Vladimir Tarasenko scooped the puck out of the corner and found Robby Fabbri drifting in. Fabbri took a shot, dodged a defenseman, and then knocked in his own rebound to give the Blues a 1-0 lead 0:36 seconds into the first period.
The Canadiens tallied 17 shots in the first period compared to the Blues' 9. Somehow, the Blues went into the second with the lead.
But Montreal didn't let up then.
P.K. Subban scored his first road goal in 28 games as he lost his balance. Andrei Markov was credited with the assist to Subban's 3rd goal of the season.
Then, Max Pacioretty netted his 18th goal of the season courtesy of Nathan Beaulieu. Pacioretty's goal gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead midway through the second period.
However, they wouldn't keep that lead for long. Patrick Berglund slid the puck to Colton Parayko at the point, who ripped it towards the net. On its way, the puck got a piece of Paul Stastny before it ended up behind the goaltender.
Tomas Plekanec made it 3-2 for the Habs, but the Blues were quick to respond yet again.
Patrick Berglund swung the puck behind the Canadiens net before seeing Ty Rattie open in front of the net. His pass hit the stick of David Backes, but it found its way to Rattie. Ty 's shot trickled in for his second goal of the season (scoring in two consecutive games).
Overtime: a thing Blues fans know very well season.
Fabbri pressured the Habs in the neutral zone as they took a line change. He stripped the puck at the blue line, toe-dragged a defender, and was off to the races. However, he was held during his acceleration and Jori Lehtera regained possession. Lehtera got the tender moving with some body fakes before sliding it under his pads and into the net.
Lehtera's game-winner was his 6th of the season, and it couldn't have come at a better time. The Blues have won 3 of their last four games after breaking a five game losing streak.
Their next match is Monday against the Penguins at 7:00 p.m.