SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dany Heatley scored the tying goal and Manny Malhotra delivered the winner in a span of less than three minutes in the third period to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
Patrick Marleau scored a short-handed goal and Evgeni Nabokov made 28 saves for the Sharks, who were coming off their first back-to-back regulation losses of the season.
This game appeared headed that direction with Carey Price stopping almost everything San Jose sent his way and the posts doing the rest on three occasions to help Montreal hang onto the one-goal lead.
But the Sharks finally broke through with the two goals in the third to win for just the third time in 17 games this season when they trailed after two periods.
The Canadiens had been 19-1-0 when leading after two.