Red Wings eliminated from playoffs despite victory against Canadiens

Alex Newhook gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead at 11:32 of the first period. His one-timer from the right side on a 2-on-1 pass from Gallagher went into Reimer’s outstretched glove.

Mailloux, who was called up from Laval of the American Hockey League on Monday, earned the secondary assist for his first NHL point.

“It’s a little weight off the shoulders, it makes the legs feel a little better too,” Mailloux said. “It was a nice play by (Joel) Armia on the wall, then I saw ‘Gally’ go and I hit him and he made a real sauce to ‘Newie,’ so it was a nice play .”

Seider tied it 1-1 at 18:29 with a glove one-timer on Primeau following a pass from Larkin at the point.

Gallagher gave Montreal a 2-1 lead at 6:17 of the second period. He put the puck over the goal line for his third goal in two games after the rebound of Armia’s shot went loose in the crease behind Reimer.

Cole Caufield made it 3-1 at 10:09, grabbing a rebound of Slafkovsky’s one-timer from the right faceoff circle.

Veleno brought the Red Wings within 3-2 at 10:45, scoring five on the rebound of Shayne Gostisbehere’s shot from the left point.

Sprong tied it 3-3 at 3:31 when his shot from behind the goal line in the right corner hit Primeau’s net.

Slafkovsky gave Montreal a 4-3 lead at 12:46 of the third period. He was in front of the net to deflect Lane Hutson’s wrist shot from the point.

“I knew it didn’t change direction that much,” Hutson said. “But it was good advice from him.”

REMARKS: Perron’s goal was the third most recent tying goal scored by the Red Wings in the last 10 years. Tomas Tatar scored at 19:58 of the third period on March 3, 2017, a little more than two months after Anthony Mantha scored the tying goal at 19:58 of the third period on January 1, 2017. …It was The third time in Red Wings history, they overcame multi-goal deficits in consecutive games. Detroit had already accomplished this feat on December 4 and 5, 1984 and November 9 and 10, 2018. … Slafkovsky is the fifth Canadiens player aged 20 or younger to have a 20-goal season. Guy Lafleur (29 goals in 1971-72), Stéphane Richer (21 in 1985-86 and 20 in 1986-87), Mario Tremblay (21 in 1974-75) and Bernie Geoffrion (20 in 1951-52) are the others. … Canadiens forward Michael Pezzetta left after his first shift of the game because of an upper-body injury.

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