MONTREAL, QC - Kyle Palmieri completed the comeback win in overtime, scoring the winner in the 4-3 victory over the Canadiens in Montreal.
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New Jersey was hoping for a better result on the scoreboard after the first period in which they outshot the Habs 20-9. However, the first ended in a 1-1 tie.
Brendan Gallagher scored at 18:41 of the opening frame to give Montreal a 1-0 lead at home. But it wouldn't take long for the Devils to respond.
Nikita Gusev buried a feed from Blake Coleman 60 seconds later to tie the game heading into the intermission. It was Gusev's fifth of the season.
The celebrations were short-lived, however, with Cale Fleury scoring his first goal at 7:43 of the second.
The Devils got into penalty trouble late in the frame and Montreal capitalized with a 5-on-3 power-play tally by Nick Suzuki at 18:42.
Nico Hischier made it a one-goal game again, burying a 2-on-1 rush chance with just 1.1 seconds left in the middle frame. It was a 3-2 game heading into the third.
At 15:12 of the third period, the Devils tied things up at 3-3, courtesy of Wayne Simmonds on the doorstep. Simmond put home a Taylor Hall pass for his third goal in four games.
Palmieri's goal 1:30 in OT sealed the win for the Devils, their second straight.