Carey Price stopped all six Carolina attempts in the shootout, Maxim Lapierre scored the winner and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Hurricanes 3-2 Tuesday night.
Price stopped Tuomo Ruutu, Jussi Jokinen, Rod Brind'Amour, Sergei Samsonov and Bryan Rodney before Lapierre finally beat Carolina's Manny Legace on Montreal's sixth attempt. Price then got enough of Matt Cullen's shot off a deke on the Hurricanes' next attempt to leave the puck on the goal line to the delight of the sell-out crowd.
Price, who tied a team record with 53 saves Saturday, stopped 30 shots, including consecutive saves on Brandon Sutter and Erik Cole during the waning seconds of overtime while Carolina enjoyed a 4-on-3 advantage.
Montreal was left short-handed 3:01 into overtime after Jaroslav Spacek was assessed a double minor for high-sticking Hurricanes defenseman Joe Corvo.
Andrei Kostitsyn drew Montreal even 17:14 into the third. Kostitsyn chased down his own rebound behind the Hurricanes' net and banked a shot in off Legace's skate from behind the goal line for his second goal of the season.
Max Pacioretty also scored for the Canadiens, who ended a three-game losing streak at home.
Sutter and Jokinen scored 2:52 apart in the second period as Carolina came within 2:46 of recording its second regulation win of the season.
The Hurricanes ending a franchise-record skid at 14 games with a 5-4 shootout win over Minnesota on Sunday.
Michael Leighton made 10 saves before leaving 7:12 into the second period because of a lower-body injury.
Already missing top center Eric Staal and goalie Cam Ward because of injury, Carolina was also without Scott Walker and Joni Pitkanen, who were both hurt Sunday.
Aaron Ward returned to the Hurricanes' lineup after missing Sunday's game because of a lower-body injury.
Pacioretty opened the scoring 5:41 in when he took Tomas Plekanec's centering pass from the left side and put a shot from the slot past Leighton's right pad.
Sutter scored his fifth of the season 3:28 into the second to draw Carolina even. Jokinen got his fifth at 6:20 to put the Hurricanes up 2-1.
Sutter tied it when he got behind Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges to create a 2-on-1, beating Price after he took Ray Whitney's return pass.
Cullen intercepted Spacek's clearing pass in the neutral zone on the play that led to Jokinen's go-ahead goal.
NOTES: F Stephane Yelle was back in the Hurricanes' lineup after leaving Sunday's game with an undisclosed injury. ... Legace stopped Mike Cammalleri, Scott Gomez, Kostitsyn, Plekanec and Guillaume Latendresse in the shootout.