NHL Wrap: Canadiens rally to top Devils in SO

NHL Wrap: Canadiens rally to top Devils in SO
December 5, 2013, 12:45 am
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The Canadiens rallied for a 4-3 shootout victory over the Devils Wednesday. (AP)

NEWARK, N.J. -- David Desharnais scored the tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period and added a goal in the shootout and the Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday.

Lars Eller also scored in third period and shootout for Montreal, which also beat the Devils in Montreal on Monday night.

Rookie Reid Boucher, making his NHL debut, scored for the Devils in the shootout, breaking a string of 20 straight missed chances by the Devils, who are 0-5 in shootouts this season.

Patrik Elias' unassisted goal at 18:54 had given the Devils a 3-2 edge, but Desharnais redirected a slap shot by Brian Gionta to score at 19:23 for Montreal and force overtime (see full recap).

Flames upend Coyotes
CALGARY, Alberta -- Mark Giordano and TJ Brodie each had a goal and an assist to lead to Calgary Flames to a 4-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday.

Giordano's goal extended the Flames' lead to 3-1 at 11:46 of the second period.

On the power play, Giordano's shot from the blue line changed direction off the stick of Antoine Vermette and eluded goaltender Thomas Greiss.

Calgary has been without Giordano, its captain, since he broke his ankle Oct. 21 in a win in Los Angeles. At the time, the Flames were 4-2-2. While he was absent, the club struggled going just 5-11-2.

Mikael Backlund and Lee Stempniak also scored for Calgary. The Flames have won consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 9 and 11 and won on home ice for just the second time in their past nine games (2-5-2).

Keith Yandle scored for Phoenix, which won 6-2 in Edmonton on Tuesday night. The Coyotes split the opening two games of their four-game road trip, which continues Friday night in Vancouver (see full recap).