Five Goal Comeback - February 19, 2009
Canadiens hold the record for the largest comeback in the history of the NHL. The amazing five goal comeback occurred February 19, 2008 against the New York Rangers.
Carey Price allowed three goals in the first period. Avery started the scoring for the Rangers, followed by Brandon Prust, who is now on the Canadiens, then Shanahan scored the goal that forced head coach Bob Gainey to pull Price, and Christobaul Huet got a chance.
The second period came with Huet getting beaten by Paul Mara's slapshot from the blue line, and Scott Gomez extending the "Blue Shirts" lead to five goals.
With twenty-five minutes remaining in the game, Michael Ryder scores on Henrik Lundqvist and suddenly the momentum slips away from Tom Renney's men, into the Habs hands. Ryder adds one more onto Montreal's score before the end of the period. Tomas Plekanec pokes one in, and Ryder throws a hat, and the score is within one.
On the powerplay with four minutes left in the game, alternate captain Alex Kovalev ties the game!
Overtime cannot stop these two teams, so they take it to a shootout. Huet comes up big, and Captain Saku Koivu wins two hard-earned points for the Canadiens!