Canadiens blow two-goal lead against Golden Knights, drop 10th game of season

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MONTREAL — Down 2-0 after the first period, the Vegas Golden Knights scored three goals in the second to notch a 5-2 comeback win over the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night.

The Golden Knights were outshot 20-1 in the first period but came from behind with goals from Alex Pietrangelo, Jonathan Marchessault and Dylan Coghlan. Chandler Stephenson and Brayden McNabb added empty-net goals.

Nick Suzuki picked up one goal and one assist for the Canadiens. Tyler Toffoli added Montreal’s second marker.

Vegas goaltender Robin Lehner allowed two first-period goals but was perfect afterward, blocking 36 of 38 shots total.

Canadiens netminder Jake Allen saved 13 of the 16 shots sent his way.

Suzuki opened the score for Montreal late in the first period on the power play at 17:18.

Toffoli doubled Montreal’s lead on a breakaway at 18:49, just before the first intermission.

Vegas bridged the gap in the second period. The Golden Knights cut the deficit back to one on the power play when Pietrangelo’s shot deflected off Jeff Petry and past Allen at 5:16.

Pietrangelo’s marker was the Golden Knights' first power-play goal since June 6, 2021.

Marchessault levelled the score for Vegas with 9:36 to go in the second period.

Vegas found the go-ahead goal, once again on the power play, with Coghlan's first of the season at 12:00.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 6, 2021.

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