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Montreal Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher (11) reaches for a puck ahead of Carolina Hurricanes’ Noah Hanifin (5) and goalie Cam Ward (30) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Carolina won 2-0.


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Jeff Petry’s empty-netter capped a crazy third period!

After Andrei Svechnikov’s second of the game tied it 2-2 less than a minute into the third, The Canadiens got goals from Brendan Gallagher and Artturi Lehkonen to give the home team – in white! – a 4-2 lead.

But Jaccob Slavin made it a one-goal game at 10:52 before Andrew Shaw restored the two-goal margin. Then Sebastian Aho made it 5-4 with 4:18 left.

Petry gave the Canadiens their first lead, 17 minutes into the middle period. Matthew Peca, of all people, had scored a huge goal 13:50 in, beating Petr Mrazek top shelf.

Svechnikov opened the game’s scoring 2:52 into the period. The Carolina rookie breezed past Shea Weber and beat Carey Price with a backhand shelf.

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