The Montreal Canadiens' Game of the Year

We opened this up to nominees from the readers of EOTP that we would then vote on, but only one game was consistently mentioned as the game of the year.

On Wednesday, March 27th, 2013, the Montreal Canadiens were in Boston on the second half of a back-to-back after losing against the East's top team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Canadiens laid it all on the line against the Penguins, trouncing them in possession and firing 37 shots on net, but they couldn't manage a goal.

Complete coverage of the March 27th game against the Bruins here.

The fear was that the Habs would be tired the next day, and Boston is never an easy arena to grab a win.

Catching the Bruins napping, the Canadiens jumped out to an early lead off of a nice tip by Michael Ryder.

Top open the second, P.K. Subban scored what may end up being voted the play of the year on a fantastic pass from Alex Galchenyuk.

Then, the Bruins woke up, and they steamrolled the Habs to the tune of 4 straight goals.

The third period looked like it was going to be one of those "play it out and wait for the next game" kind of period, and Peter Budaj showing up in the Habs' net made it look that way even more so.

Then Ryder scored again, and it was a game.

Even after Tyler Seguin managed to make it 5-3, the game now had a different feel. Soon after, Brendan Gallagher capitalized to make it 5-4. Then in the final 10 seconds, Andrei Markov put a wrist shot off of Zdeno Chara's stick and past Tuukka Rask.

With nothing solved in overtime, the game went to the shootout, and the rest is history:



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