Golden Knights Choke In Game 3 vs. Canadiens After Marc-Andre Fleury Turnover, Fall 3-2 (OT)

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The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vegas Golden Knights by a score of 3-2 in overtime at Bell Centre on Friday to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Semifinal series without head coach Dominique Ducharme, who tested positive for COVID-19 prior to Game 3 and will miss at least 10 days.

After center Nic Roy gave the Golden Knights the lead 3:16 into the second period, Canadiens right wing Cole Caufield beat goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury bar down on a breakaway to the glove-side after center Nick Suzuki sprained him in all alone to tie it 38 seconds later.

Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo gave Vegas the lead 2:22 into the third with his third goal in two games before Canadiens right wing Josh Anderson burned Fleury, pouncing on a loose puck at the side of the net after Fleury got out of his net and put it into a wide-open cage on the backhand with 1:55 left in regulation.

Anderson won it for the Canadiens 12:53 into overtime, tapping in left wing Paul Byron’s cross-crease feed into a wide-open net at the doorstep after center Jesperi Kotkaniemi sent them in from the Canadiens’ blueline.

Carey Price made 43 saves for the Canadiens in Game 3.

Game 4 at Bell Centre will be on Sunday night (8 PM ET, NBCSN).

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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