Tomas Plekanec scored in the eighth round of the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens avoided a four-game season sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 3-2 home triumph on Tuesday.
Rookie Louis LeBlanc netted his third goal of the season and Lars Eller also tallied for Montreal, which has won two in a row after a three-game slide.
All-Star Carey Price, who stopped 32 shots in regulation and overtime, denied six of eight shootout attempts - including Jason Williams in the final round.
James Neal netted his 28th goal of the season and Pascal Dupuis added a shorthanded tally for Pittsburgh, which has lost three of its last four after winning eight in a row.
Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 28 shots, but the Quebec native fell to 6-3-2 in his career against the Canadiens.