Caufield scores late, Canadiens beat Flyers 5-4 in SO

Nov 19, 2022, 5:59 AM | Updated: 9:32 pm
Montreal Canadiens celebrate after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in an NHL hockey game Saturday...

Montreal Canadiens celebrate after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

              Philadelphia Flyers' goaltender Carter Hart stops Montreal Canadiens' Jake Evans during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Montreal Canadiens' Nick Suzuki scores against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart during the shootout in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Montreal Canadiens' Sean Monahan (91) moves in on Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Montreal Canadiens' Nick Suzuki scores against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart during the shootout in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Montreal Canadiens' Kirby Dach reacts to a goal by teammate Cole Caufield against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Montreal Canadiens celebrate after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — Cole Caufield scored with three seconds left to force overtime and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in a shootout Saturday night.

Caufield scored his second goal of the game, beating Carter Hart with a one-timer from the left side with Montreal goalie Jake Allen off for an extra attacker.

“I feel like we’ve had some practice with that a little bit last year and this year, so it’s something we obviously work on in practice and talk about,” Caufield said about playing with the extra attacker. “But in those situations, you just have to make reads and hope for the best.”

Nick Suzuki had two assists and scored in the shootout for Montreal. Allen stopped 25 shots.

Montreal coach Martin St. Louis matched up against his former Tampa Bay Lightning coach, John Tortorella.

“I support him, he’s been a big supporter of mine and it was special to be behind the bench against him tonight,” St. Louis said. “I’m sure he’s happy about how his team played tonight and like he told me, his team works hard. They’re not easy to play against.

“He’s probably walking away from this game thinking he deserves a bit more but I don’t feel bad about it.”

Owen Tippett scored twice for Philadelphia, Travis Sanheim had a goal and an assist and Hart made 28 saves. The Flyers are 0-4-2 in their last six.

“I thought we played hard. I thought we had a ton of good hockey, we just don’t know how to manage a game,” Tortorella said. “We have so much to learn in momentum. Total panic with the puck when we were trying to end the game.”

UP NEXT

Flyers: Host Calgary on Monday night.

Canadiens: Host Buffalo on Tuesday night to finish a two-game homestand.

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The Flyers took control with two early goals. Scott Laughton followed a missed shot from the slot with a backhand pass to Sanheim who broke the ice 39 seconds into the game.

Philadelphia doubled its lead at 2:55 of the first period when Tippett carried the puck from his own zone and beat Allen glove side with a wrist shot.

After Brendan Gallagher blocked teammate Arber Xhekaj’s shot from the point, Dvorak zoomed forward to tap the puck in and score his fourth of the season at 4:07 for Montreal.

Minutes later, Canadiens centre Sean Monahan pushed the puck past the goal line from inside Hart’s crease, only for it to be called a no-goal. After a review, the initial decision was reversed before being by Tortorella for goaltender interference. Philadelphia won the challenge and the play was overturned once again.

The Habs got their goal back on a five-on-three power play at 17:49 of the first. Caufield’s slapshot, aided by a Suzuki screen, beat Hart and levelled the score.

Matheson gave Montreal its first lead of the night 11:55 into the second period when he accepted a Suzuki backhand pass and beat Hart from the slot.

Tippett shocked Allen by shooting off the faceoff and tied the game at 3-3 just under four minutes later.

Hayes found the Flyers’ go-ahead goal when he grabbed the puck following a blocked shot and scored from atop the left face-off circle 8:17 into the third.

Montreal pulled Allen from the net for an extra attacker and Caufield found the tying goal on a one-timer with three seconds remaining in regulation.

After a scoreless overtime, Suzuki was the lone player to score in the shootout, sealing the win for the Canadiens.

NOTE: Laughton left the game early in the third period after getting checked into the boards by Kaiden Guhle and hitting the ice awkwardly.

MATHESON’S DEBUT

Defenceman Mike Matheson finally played his first game in a Canadiens uniform. The 28-year-old from Pointe-Claire, Que. missed the first 17 games of the season with an abdominal sprain.

Matheson awkwardly started his official homecoming. The blueliner’s first two shifts were during both Philadelphia’s first period goals but redeemed himself by opening his account in the second period.

“The ability to kind of leave each shift in the past and focus on the next one is really important,” Matheson said. “It felt great to get that goal but I think I’d move past the first two shifts.

“I don’t think either goal was, you know, it’s not like I put a pizza up in the middle and you could say, ‘wow, that was your fault.’ Regardless of the fact that it was my fault or not, I think I’d put it in the past and was moved on by then.”

HAYES’ POINT STREAK

With his goal, Kevin Hayes has recorded at least one point in five consecutive games. In total, Hayed picked up six points (three goals, three assists) during the streak.

NEXT UP

The Canadiens will host the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

The Flyers will return home to welcome the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 19, 2022

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