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Seguin, Stars rally from 3 down to beat Habs

Field Level Media
16 Feb 2020, 13:05 GMT+10

Tyler Seguin capped a two-goal performance by scoring 2:52 into overtime as the visiting Dallas Stars overcame a three-goal deficit to post a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Seguin, who ended a career-long 17-game goal drought in Dallas' 3-2 win at Toronto on Thursday, scored on the power play late in the second period to trim Montreal's lead to 3-2. Blake Comeau scored midway into the third period to set the stage for Seguin's heroics.

In overtime, Seguin skated around Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete before backhanding the puck past Carey Price (22 saves) for his 14th goal of the season.

Mattias Janmark also tallied, and Ben Bishop finished with 29 saves for the Stars, who have won four in a row and improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight games.

Joel Armia, Jordan Weal and Nick Cousins each scored for the Canadiens, who have dropped four in a row (0-3-1) on the heels of winning nine of their previous 12 games.

Dallas chipped away at a 3-0 deficit, beginning with Janmark converting Joe Pavelski's feed at the doorstep at 9:05 of the second period.

The Stars scored on the power play in their seventh straight game to trim their deficit to 3-2 with 4:13 remaining in the second period. Seguin provided the honors by unleashing a one-timer from above the left circle.

Comeau's shot from the point found its way past Price to forge a tie at 3 with 9:08 expired in the third period.

Montreal, which sustained a lackluster 4-1 setback in Pittsburgh on Friday, opened the scoring just 1:02 into the first period. Max Domi's shot from the left circle handcuffed Bishop, with Armia cleaning up a loose puck on the doorstep for his 15th goal of the season.

The Canadiens doubled the advantage 3:58 into the second period, as Nick Suzuki skated up the right wing before sending a centering feed from along the goal line that caromed off Weal and into the net. The goal was the sixth of the season for Weal, who was inserted into the lineup after Jonathan Drouin was a last-minute scratch prior to the game.

Cousins skated up the left wing before wristing a shot from the circle that beat Bishop to give Montreal a 3-0 lead at 6:23 of the second period. Cousins' goal was his ninth of the season.

--Field Level Media

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