Kostopoulos Gives Canadiens 4-3 OT Win

Montreal takes 1-0 series lead against Philadelphia
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 24, 2008 10:08 PM CDT
Montreal Canadiens' Josh Gorges, left, holds off Philadelphia Flyers' Patrick Thoresen, from Norway, during the first period.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Paul Chiasson)
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(Newser) – Tom Kostopoulos scored 48 seconds into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the opening game of their second-round series. Kostopoulos put his own rebound past Martin Biron shortly after a faceoff in Philadelphia's zone for his third goal of the playoffs.

Alex Kovalev drew Montreal even with 28.6 seconds remaining in regulation, scoring a power-play goal off a faceoff with goalie Carey Price pulled for an extra attacker. Flyers center Jeff Carter's stick broke as he lost the faceoff to Saku Koivu, and Kovalev beat Biron with a shot into the top right corner. It was Philly's third blown two-goal lead of the postseason.