Posted December 13, 2011 on AP on Fox
Petteri Nokelainen scored with 6:15 remaining as the Montreal Canadiens recovered after giving up a two-goal lead in the third period, beating the New York Islanders 5-3 Tuesday night. Nokelainen drove a slap shot past Al Montoya from the right point for the tiebreaking goal moments after Montreal squandered a 3-1 advantage. Hal Gill added an empty-netter in the final minute for his first goal of the season. Andrei Kostitsyn and Mathieu Darche gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead in the first period. Erik Cole extended the margin to two goals 31 seconds into the third when he scored on a power play. Carey Price made 29 saves for the Canadiens, who won for just the fifth time in 13 home games to end a four-game skid at the Bell Centre (0-1-3). Matt Moulson scored in the first period for the Islanders and they tied it in the third on goals by Josh Bailey and John Tavares. Bailey drew the Islanders to 3-2 when he beat Carey Price with a back hand at 5:18. Tavares pushed home a loose puck...
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