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|Canadiens Beat Blackhawks in OT to Get Playoff Spot
|MONTREAL (AP) -- P.K. Subban scored a power-play goal at 1:19 of overtime and the Montreal Canadiens clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night.
Carey Price made 42 saves for Montreal, which went on a 4-on-3 advantage 37 seconds into the extra period when Chicago captain Jonathan Toews was called for hooking Subban in the Canadiens' zone.
Subban drove a slap shot past Corey Crawford after Montreal coach Jacques Martin used his timeout going into the overtime. The rookie Canadiens defenseman turned and skated toward Price, who checked Subban to the ice as the Canadiens gathered around their teammates to celebrate their return to the postseason.
Michael Cammalleri scored in the second for Montreal, which is sixth in the Eastern Conference with 93 points.
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