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Mr. Anderson…

Josh Anderson scored his second goal 12:53 into overtime, and the Montreal Canadiens took the lead in the Stanley Cup Semifinals with a shocking 3-2 comeback win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 at Bell Centre.

Anderson took advantage of a colossal Marc-Andre Fleury flub with 1:55 remaining in regulation to send the game to a fourth period, where he won it off a feed from Paul Bryon. The Golden Knights had outshot Montreal 39-17 when Fleury gagged up the puck to ice-cold forward, who was alone in front to score into a wide-open net for his first goal in 13 games.

Carey Price was stellar again, finishing with 43 saves.

Nicolas Roy and Alex Pietrangelo scored for Vegas, while rookie Cole Caufield scored the other Montreal goal.

More coverage at Eyes On The Prize and Knights On Ice

Tonight’s game

Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 8 p.m. USA (Tampa Bay leads 2-1)

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LBC Poll

Who will Game 4 tonight?

New York Islanders 15
Tampa Bay Lightning 8

ECHL Eastern Conference Final

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits scored early and often to collect a 5-2 victory over the South Carolina Stingrays in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night. The best-of-five series is now even at 1-1 with Game 3 scheduled for Saturday, June 19 at 7:05 p.m. in Greenville.

Florida Panthers prospect Alec Rauhauser registered two shots on goal and finished the game with an even rating. Unsigned Panthers draft picks Greg Merieles and Ben Finkelstein contributed to the win,

Merieles scored the eventual game-winning goal on a second period power play and had a game-high six shots on goal. Finkelstein drew the primary assist on the final goal of the tilt and put four shots on net.

After starting Game 1, a 5-1 loss on the road, Ryan Bednard backed up John Lethemon, who made 36 saves.