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MTL@VGK: Postgame

The Canadiens completed a huge comeback against the Golden Knights on Thursday night

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

LAS VEGAS - The Canadiens edged the Golden Knights 5-4 in overtime on Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena.

Habs fans turned out in droves to watch their club on Halloween in Sin City.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: On adore voir nos partisans �� Vegas! 😎We love seeing Habs fans in Vegas!#GoHabsGo

Max Domi, in particular, was a popular guy during warmups.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Il a notre vote. 🤩He's got our vote.#GoHabsGo @max_domi

Following a strong performance in Arizona, goaltender Carey Price was given the night off. Keith Kinkaid made his third start of the season.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Le gardien partant ce soir.Tonight's starting netminder.#GoHabsGo

It didn't take long for the Canadiens to get on the board again, with Phillip Danault opening the scoring just 2:35 into the first period.

Video: MTL@VGK: Danault puts home rebound to open scoring

Shea Weber and Tomas Tatar collected the assists on Danault's fifth marker of the season.

Golden Knights sniper William Karlsson answered back with 5:25 remaining in the frame, beating Kinkaid with a perfectly placed wrist shot.

Alex Tuch put Vegas ahead 2-1 with 23 seconds left before the break. Tuch went five-hole on Kinkaid to light the lamp.

That's the way things stood after 20 minutes in Sin City.

Jonathan Drouin responded for the Canadiens at the 9:40 mark of the second period.

He made quite the maneuver on Golden Knights starter Marc-Andre Fleury to register his seventh goal of the 2019-20 campaign.

Video: MTL@VGK: Drouin scores with help from defender

For his part, Kinkaid made some quality stops during the middle stanza - including this one.

Video: MTL@VGK: Kinkaid robs Stone with quick glove

That save helped preserve the 2-2 tie through two periods.

Unfortunately, Cody Glass gave the Golden Knights the lead again by squeaking the puck past Kinkaid at the 4:21 mark of the final stanza.

Then, Mark Stone put the Golden Knights up by a pair with 12:01 remaining in regulation time.

Tatar got the Canadiens back within one with 6:27 left. It was his fourth goal of the season.

Video: MTL@VGK: Tatar nets goal off ricochet

Gallagher followed that up with his seventh goal of the year, tying the score 4-4 with 1:58 to go. That sent the game to overtime.

Video: MTL@VGK: Gallagher sneaks puck in, ties the game late

Max Domi scored the game-winner just 26 seconds into the extra frame.

Video: MTL@VGK: Domi wins it in overtime for Canadiens

As for Kinkaid, he earned his first win with the Habs.

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The Canadiens will close out their three-game road trip with a matchup against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on Saturday.

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