David Desharnais scored at 1:43 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena. The Canadiens scored on three consecutive shots to take a 3-0 lead in the first period, but the Predators came back and tied the score on a power-play goal by Shea Weber at 13:40 of the third period. Andrei Markov felt he was tripped behind the net on the tying goal and received a 10-minute misconduct penalty. Rookie goaltender Marek Mazanec faced only five shots and was pulled after he gave up the third Montreal goal at 14:37. P.K. Subban scored on the Canadiens’ third shot, burying a slapshot at 11:30. Max Pacioretty scored his team-leading 15th goal with the Canadiens’ fourth shot. He took a stretch pass from Brendan Gallagher, went around defenceman Kevin Klein and scored on a breakaway at 13:20. Tomas Plekanec scored on Montreal’s next shot when he worked a give-and-go with Brian Gionta. It was Plekanec’s 12th goal this season. Carter Hutton stopped 17 of 18 shots in relief.
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