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Semin scores OT goal, lifts Hurricanes to 5-4 win over Canadiens

Tuesday, 12.31.2013 / 10:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Semin scores OT goal, lifts Hurricanes to 5-4 win over Canadiens

RALEIGH, N.C. - Alexander Semin scored 3:27 into overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes snapped a five-game losing streak with a come-from-behind, 5-4 victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Manny Malhotra scored the fourth goal in a seven-minute span for the Hurricanes, who had trailed 3-0 in the second period.

Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban tied the game 4-4 with 9:44 remaining in regulation.

Jeff Skinner scored a pair of power-play goals 37 seconds apart, and Eric Staal tied the game at 3 just 4:07 into the third period. Cam Ward made 21 saves in the win.

Max Pacioretty scored two goals, and Carey Price stopped 37 shots in a losing cause.

Lars Eller and Pacioretty scored in the opening eight minutes, and the Hurricanes failed on their first seven power plays in the first 35 minutes.

Quote of the Day

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York