Regulation ended in a 3-3 tie after Montreal left wing Sergei Kostitsyn scored with 41 seconds left in the third period. The Blue Jackets won the shootout 1-0.
Montreal got one goal each from Kostitsyn, Alex Tanguay (power play) and Patrice Brisebois (power play).
Goaltender Jaroslav Halak surrendered three goals on 28 shots for the Canadiens, whose three-game winning streak ended.
On the power play in the penalty-filled contest, Montreal went 2-for-7 while the Blue Jackets were scoreless in eight man-advantage chances.
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