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Desharnais scores in 3rd period and shootout and Canadiens top Devils 4-3

New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) tries to score against Montreal Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj (30), of Slovakia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
December 04, 2013 - 7:14 PM

NEWARK, N.J. - David Desharnais scored the tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period and added a goal in the shootout and the Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday.

Lars Eller also scored in third period and shootout for Montreal, which also beat the Devils in Montreal on Monday night.

Rookie Reid Boucher, making his NHL debut, scored for the Devils in the shootout, breaking a string of 20 straight missed chances by the Devils, who are 0-5 in shootouts this season.

Patrik Elias' unassisted goal at 18:54 had given the Devils a 3-2 edge, but Desharnais redirected a slap shot by Brian Gionta to score at 19:23 for Montreal and force overtime.

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