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Caufield scores OT winner as Canadiens come back to beat Flyers

Cole Caufield scored 2:10 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night in a matchup of last-place clubs.

Pitlick nets short-handed equalizer for Montreal with 42.1 seconds left in regulation

Canadiens' Cole Caufield, right, scores the overtime winner to give Montreal a 4-3 victory over the Flyers on Sunday night in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/The Associated Press)

Cole Caufield scored 2:10 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night in a matchup of last-place clubs.

Rem Pitlick tied it for Montreal with 42.1 seconds left in regulation with a short-handed goal. Montreal snapped a two-game losing streak to improve to 8-6 under interim coach Martin St. Louis.

"We were a little sluggish at the start but definitely earned that win," said Montreal's Nick Suzuki, who scored twice.

Caufield won it by streaking into the offensive zone and firing a slap shot from the top of the circle that beat goalie Carter Hart. Pitlick assisted on the goal.

Chris Wideman assisted both of Suzuki's goals.

WATCH | Caufield lifts Habs over Flyers in OT:

Caufield's big blast lifts Habs to overtime victory over Flyers

7 months ago
Duration 1:11
Montreal rallies to beat Philadelphia 4-3 with Cole Caufield's overtime winner.

Claude Giroux scored for Philadelphia to reach 900 career points. Cam Atkinson and Kevin Hayes also scored. The Flyers have lost three in a row and 24 of 29. 

He passed Hall of Famer Eric Lindros for eighth-place on the club's goals list with his 291st of his career.

"We're going to have to keep finding ways to get players to understand you can play the way you want to play or you can play winning hockey," Flyers interim coach Mike Yeo said.

Pitlick forced overtime. Ben Chiarot passed to the front of the net from the wall, and Pitlick buried it for his 12th of the season. The Canadiens actually were skating 5-on-5 during the tally after pulling their goalie.

"Just can't happen," Giroux said. "We're in a deep hole. We're just finding ways to lose right now."

Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen, who entered second on the club with 28 points, was out of the lineup due to an upper body injury. Joel Edmundson didn't play the second half of a back to back after being sidelined by a back injury until making his season debut in Montreal's 4-3 home shootout loss to Seattle on Saturday night.

WATCH | Pitlick ties it for Montreal with late goal:

Habs' Pitlick sends game to OT with late short-handed goal

7 months ago
Duration 1:04
Ben Chiarot sets up Rem Pitlick for a short-handed goal as Montreal ties Philadelphia 3-3 with 43 seconds remaining in regulation.

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