Metropolit's rebound goal 2:18 into the third period pulled the Habs into a 3-3 tie with the Blue Jackets, and Bergeron found the net a bit more than 2 minutes later for Montreal's first lead. Bergeron's first goal had tied the game 2-2 at 9:30 of the second period.
Columbus, which dropped its third straight game, got a pair of goals from Antoine Vermette while Anton Stralman added a goal and an assist.
Mathieu Garon looked shaky in the Blue Jackets' net, letting in five goals on 29 shots. He surrendered a two-on-one goal to Lapierre with 4:35 remaining in the game, allowing the Canadiens establishing a two-goal cushion in the late going.
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