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Marc-Andre Fleury’s gaffe proves costly as Canadiens top Golden Knights in Game 3

  • June 19, 2021

The Montreal Canadiens’ playoff magic continued Friday night because goalie Carey Price was brilliant and Vegas Golden Knights netminder Marc-Andre Fleury made an ill-timed mistake.

Josh Anderson, who scored on Fleury’s misplay behind the net to tie the game with less than two minutes left in the third period, also scored in overtime for a 3-2 victory that gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup semifinals.

The Canadiens won Game 3 without head coach Dominique Ducharme, who had a positive COVID-19 test confirmed hours before the game. Assistant coach Luke Richardson ran the bench in his absence.

The Golden Knights outshot the Canadiens 45-27, but Price kept Montreal in the game, allowing only goals by Nicolas Roy and by Alex Pietrangelo, his third goal in two games.

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