Montreal Canadiens lead Stanley Cup series 2-1 by beating Vegas Golden Knights

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The Montreal Canadiens secured a 2-1 lead in Stanley Cup series semi-finals by defeating Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Friday night at the Bell Centre. (Photo Credit – National Hockey League)

The 27-year-old Josh Anderson tied things up for the Canadiens in the third period with 1:55 left by capitalizing on a mistake of Marc-André Fleury of Golden Knights behind his own net.

Anderson slid the puck into an empty cage to give the Canadiens a 3-2 overtime victory over the Golden Knights and lead the series 2-1.

The Canadiens were deprived of interim head coach Dominique Ducharme’s services after he tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release by National Hockey League (NHL).

The statement further added that assistant coaches Luke Richardson and Alex Burrows, and director of goaltending, Sean Burke, were in charge behind the bench, in the absence of Ducharme.

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