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Drouin scores winner as Canadiens beat Blue Jackets in shootout - Sportsnet.ca

Drouin scores winner as Canadiens beat Blue Jackets in shootout - Sportsnet.ca
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Montreal scored twice in the third period before Jonathan Drouin netted the shootout winner in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Columbus on Tuesday.

The Canadiens now rank third in the league with 24 third-period goals.

"We came back after the second period after being down 1-0," said coach Claude Julien. "I told the guys we have to stay focused. Not every game is going to be easy. Sometimes you need to scratch and claw to get those kind of wins.

"Right until the end, it could have gone the other way because they were playing that well."

A frenetic final two minutes of the third period saw Columbus take a 2-1 lead only for Montreal to score the equalizer right after.

Defenceman Zach Werenski walked in from the blue line and put the Blue Jackets ahead with 1:53 left in the game on a beautiful shot into the top corner of the net.
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