Shayne Corson, who tied the game late in the third period, scored the game-winner at 17:47 of overtime as the Montreal Canadiens stayed alive in the NHL playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.
The victory tied the series at 3-3 and sent it back to Boston for a decisive Game Seven on Monday night.Corson had sent the game into overtime when he scored with 4:06 left in regulation.
Then in the overtime, Corson scored from the lower circle while being hooked by a Bruins' player. Falling down, Corson swiped at the puck and hit the crossbar and the puck bounced past Boston goaltender Andy Moog. The goal was Corson's ninth of the playoffs.
Montreal goaltender Patrick Roy kept his team in the game with a great overtime period as the Bruins outshot the Canadiens 12-9 in the extra period.
The Canadiens outshot the Bruins overall 41-34.
After rookie Jeff Lazaro put Boston ahead by a goal early in the third period, Corson capped a spirited comeback bid to force overtime with a goal at 15:56.
The Canadiens are seeking to beat Boston in the Adams Division final for the second time in three years. The Bruins want their third division title in four years over Montreal.
Montreal's Stephan Lebeau and Boston's Don Sweeney exchanged goals in the first period.
The goal by Lazaro, a former University of New Hampshire forward, momentarily quieted the crowd of 17,955, which picked up again when the Canadiens mounted a desperate comeback bid and exploded when Corson got the game-winner.