NHL: Pittsburgh 7, Montreal 6 (OT)

March 2, 2013 at 10:46 PM

MONTREAL, March 2 (UPI) -- Brandon Sutter's goal 52 seconds into overtime Saturday boosted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a back-and-forth 7-6 victory over Montreal.

Sutter was trailing behind as James Neal and Simon Despres spearheaded a rush into the Montreal zone on the decisive play early in the extra frame.

He wristed Despres' drop pass toward the net and beat Carey Price with the game-winner -- his second goal of the game -- enabling the Penguins to break a two-game losing streak.

Each team held a one-goal lead in the third period after the Canadiens had battled back from a 4-2 deficit in the middle frame.

Chris Kunitz supplied two goals and an assist, Matt Cooke scored twice and Sidney Crosby donated a goal with two helpers in the victory.

Tomas Vokoun got the win despite yielding six goals on 39 shots.

Brian Gionta tallied twice while Max Pacioretty added a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who fell for the second time in three contests.

Price ended with 29 saves on 36 shots in the loss.

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