A late penalty by captain Jonathan Toews put the Chicago Blackhawks on the penalty kill in over time, and would eventually lead to P.K. Subban’s game-winning goal.
Carey Price made 42 saves for Montreal, which went on a 4-on-3 advantage 37 seconds into the extra period when Chicago captain Jonathan Toews was called for hooking Subban in the Canadiens’ zone.
Subban drove a slap shot past Corey Crawford after Montreal coach Jacques Martin used his timeout going into the overtime. The rookie Canadiens defenseman turned and skated towards Price, who checked Subban to the ice as the Canadiens gathered around their teammates to celebrate their return to the postseason.
Michael Cammalleri scored in the second for Montreal, which is sixth in the Eastern Conference with 93 points.
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