VIDEO: Canadiens erase 4-1 deficit, tie game on buzzer-beater

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The Montreal Canadiens looked dead in the water with eight minutes to go in regulation Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators, while trailing 4-1. Looks can be deceiving.

The Habs erupted for three goals in the final 3:22 of regulation. If that wasn’t dramatic enough, David Desharnais scored the game-tying goal with 0.3 seconds remaining in regulation.

The buzzer actually sounded, but after video review, it was determined Desharnais' shot crossed the goal line ahead of it.

As the great Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

It was over when Francis Bouillon put home the overtime game-winning goal, capping the Habs dramatic regulation comeback with a stunning 5-4 win.

It was a huge victory for Montreal, not just in the way they did it either. It ended a three-game skid and helped the club keep pace in the Atlantic Division with the third-place Tampa Bay Lightning who also won Saturday.

With late-game heroics like this, it must be March.

CBS Sports Writer

Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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