Canadiens defeat Maple Leafs in OT in Game 5, extend first-round series


TORONTO — Nick Suzuki scored 59 seconds into overtime, and the Montreal Canadiens recovered for a 4-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup First Round at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday.

Suzuki won it on a 2-on-0 breakaway with Cole Caufield after a turnover by forward Alex Galchenyuk at the Maple Leafs blue line to extend the best-of-7 series.

Joel Armia scored twice and Carey Price made 32 saves for the Canadiens, the No. 4 seed in the Scotia North Division.

Jake Muzzin scored twice and Jack Campbell made 26 saves for the Maple Leafs, the No. 1 seed in the North. They hold a 3-2 series lead.

Game 6 will be played at Montreal on Saturday.

The Maple Leafs trailed 3-0 but started a rally at 6:32 of the second period when Zach Hyman scored from the slot after Mitchell Marner played it in front from the side of the net with Price out of position to make it 3-1.

Muzzin cut it to 3-2 with a shot from the point at 6:52 of the third, then tied it at 11:54 when he deflected a shot from Alex Galchenyuk in the slot to make it 3-3.

Armia gave Montreal a 1-0 lead at 5:13 of the first period after Corey Perry‘s hit on Rasmus Sandin created a turnover in the offensive zone, then made it 2-0 at 8:18 when he jammed a loose puck in the slot.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi made it 3-0 at 4:52 of the second period when he stole the puck from Sandin behind the net, skated into the slot and shot it past Campbell.

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