The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in overtime on March 15th, 2014.
It was game 1006 on the NHL schedule of the 2013-14 season, but it was far from just another game. For Montreal it was comeback for the ages!
The Canadiens erased a 4-1 deficit by scoring three goals in the final 3:22 of the third period. It marked the first time in NHL history that a team won a game in which it trailed by three goals in the final five minutes of the third period.
Here's the highlights:
The previous record was set on March 12th, 1984 when the Montreal Canadiens blew a 6-3 lead and lost to the Minnesota North Stars. The North Stars, led by two goals by Tom McCarthy, began their comeback with 5:05 left in third. McCarthy added the winning goal just 10 seconds into overtime to give Minnesota a 7-6 OT victory.