Alex Semin’s overtime goal lifts ‘Canes past Canadiens

4E Sports Staff

Raleigh, NC, United States (NewsBahn) – Alexander Semin ripped a wrist shot past Carey Price with 1:33 remaining in overtime to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a wild 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night at PNC Arena.

Semin’s fifth goal of the season was set up by Eric Staal, who added a tally with two assists. Jeff Skinner talled a pair of power play goals in the third period as Carolina rebounded from a 3-0 deficit after two stanzas.

The Habs got a pair of goals from Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban tied the contest at 4-4 with a power play goal in the third.

Carolina couldn’t score on 25 shots on Price through the first 40 minutes, including 15 in the second period.

The ‘Canes also failed to score on a pair of 5-on-3 situations, before finally breaking through in the final stanza.

‘Canes goalie Cam Ward played better in the third period and collected 21 saves in all.

Carolina improved to 15-16-9 for 39 points, three behind the New York Rangers in the Metropolitan Division.

Montreal is 23-14-4 with 50 points, good for a second-place tie in the Atlantic Division.

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