The Canadiens may have been eliminated from the postseason, but their farm club, the St. John's IceCaps, are still alive despite a heartbreaking loss in double overtime on Saturday night.
With their win, the Syracuse Crunch have tied up their first-round series with St. John's 1-1.
The IceCaps were enjoying a 3-1 lead towards the end of the third period thanks to goals by Jacob de la Rose, Charles Hudon and Stefan Matteau, but the Crunch closed the gap after pulling their goalie with around five minutes left to play. Matt Taormina's goal put the wind back in the visitors' sails, who then tied up the score just 93 seconds later on Cory Conacher's tally.
It took two extra periods to decide the game and, unfortunately for Sylvain Lefebvre's troops, the Crunch snagged the win when Tye McGynn scored at 10:37 of the second overtime.
Goalie Charlie Lindgren made 46 saves in the loss.
Game 3 of the series takes place on Wednesday at Syracuse.