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Canadiens blow 3rd-period lead, recover to down Islanders

Petteri Nokelainen scored the go-ahead tally goal third-period lead, and the Canadiens squeezed 3.

Montreal's Carey Price made 29 saves and was backed by goals from Erik Cole, Andrei Kostitsyn and Mathieu Darche. Hal Gill added an empty-netter in the final minute to seal the Canadiens' first back-to-back victories in a month.

Josh Bailey and John Tavares each scored in the final frame to tie things, but New York's comeback fell short. Al Montoya made 24 stops in defeat, the Islanders' third straight.