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Zholtok the Magician
Last-minute goal nets Habs two huge points
Posted: Wednesday March 29, 2000 10:49 PM
The teams appeared headed for overtime before Zholtok skated across the blue line, cut to the top of the right faceoff circle and rocketed a slap shot past goaltender Rob Tallas and inside the far goalpost.
Zholtok's 25th goal prompted an eruption from the Molson Centre crowd and allowed the Canadiens to leapfrog Buffalo into the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot with only five games remaining. The heartbreaking loss for the Bruins, who led 2-0 after the first period and had a breakaway chance with 5:16 left in the third, dropped them eight points behind Montreal with only five games left.
Boston had its unbeaten streak at the Molson Centre snapped at five games (4-0-1) and dropped to 6-2-3 in the last 11 games in the series.