Nick Suzuki buried the winner 22 seconds after Philadelphia connected ball game in the third duration, Brendan Gallagher snapped his discouraging post-season goal dry spell, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Flyers 5-3 on Wednesday to fend off elimination in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

Joel Armia included two goals for the Canadiens, who still trail the best-of-seven match 3-2. Game 6 goes Friday back at Scotiabank Arena. Phillip Danualt sealed it into an empty web.

Brett Kulak and Jonathan Drouin cracked in with 2 assists apiece for Montreal, while Suzuki likewise had a helper for a two-point night. Carey Price made 26 conserves to get the win.Jakub Voracek scored two times for the Flyers-- both on a five-minute power play

in the 2nd period-- and included a help, while Joel Farabee had the other Philadelphia goal. Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier registered two helps each. Carter Hart, who was coming off back-to-back shutouts, ended up with 28 stops. After the Flyers knotted the score 3-3 on Farabee's power-play redirection at 10:37 of the third, Suzuki took a Drouin

pass from behind the Philadelphia net on the next shift and outwaited Hart to score his second of the post-season as the Canadiens provided a definitive counterpunch in the back-and-forth tilt. Montreal, which went into tracking 3-1 in the series in spite of offering up simply five combined objectives, viewed the Columbus Blue Jackets and Carolina Hurricanes both get eliminated from the NHL's restart earlier Wednesday on the very same sheet of ice following different Game 5 losses. The Tampa Bay Lightning downed Columbus 5-4 in overtime, while the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 to advance. Montreal was in fact the only one of 4 teams on the edge to stay alive after the Colorado Avalanche thumped the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 to win that series 4-1 in the Edmonton bubble. Philadelphia got a power play 7 minutes into the 3rd, but Price snagged Giroux's shot through a screen. Kevin Hayes then had a partial break, leading to a tripping call and Farabee's third that briefly drew the Flyers level prior to Suzuki reacted to keep the Canadiens alive. Kotkaniemi ejected Montreal led 1-0 after the first duration on the heels of getting shut out 1-0 in Sunday's Game 3 and 2-0 in Tuesday's Game 4, however suffered a big blow early in the 2nd when Jesperi Kotkaniemi was evaluated

a five-minute significant and

a game misconduct for boarding on Philadelphia defenceman Travis Sanheim. The 20-year-old centre at first went to the penalty box however, after the referees evaluated the play, Kotkaniemi was booted from the game just 1:45 into the middle period. When Voracek's shot struck the stick of Montreal blue-liner Ben Chiarot and beat Price for his third, Philadelphia made the Canadiens pay 50 seconds later. The Flyers then took their very first lead at 6:37 with 8 seconds left on the exact same male benefit when Voracek's pass in front went off Chiarot's skate and moved over the objective line. The Canadiens and their pop-gun offence looked to be in major trouble, but Armia, who struck a crossbar minutes previously, scored his second of the night and third of the post-season from a sharp angle on Hart at 10:12 to tie things 2-2. That set the table for Gallagher-- a heart-and-soul gamer benched for much of Tuesday

's 3rd duration-- on the power play after Philadelphia's Philippe Myers got a double-minor for high-sticking. Nick Suzuki feathered an aerial pass to the winger down low, and he batted house his very first out of mid-air before looking skyward in relief at 11:30.< img alt ="" srcset="https://i.cbc.ca/1.5693116.1597892149!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_300/gallagher-brendan-081920.jpg 300w, https://i.cbc.ca/1.5693116.1597892149!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_460/gallagher-brendan-081920.jpg 460w, https://i.cbc.ca/1.5693116.1597892149!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_620/gallagher-brendan-081920.jpg 620w,

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Gallagher, who scored on his league-leading 37th shot of the reboot, snapped an individual nine-game post-season scoring depression dating back to 2017.

Suzuki then beat Hart off the rush for a goal that aimed to have made it 4-2 with 5:26 left in the period, however the series was correctly challenged for offside with Drouin into the offensive zone a step early.

Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault was about to offer Hart the hook in favour of Brian Elliott for the second time in the series before the call was reversed. Montreal led 3-2 heading to the 3rd.

The Canadiens, who hadn't scored since midway through the third period of their 5-0 victory in Game 2, got on the board at 2:56 of the opening duration on a slick shorthanded sequence with Chiarot off in package for crashing Hart's crease.

Montreal defenceman Xavier Ouelette got the puck and faked like he was going to fire it around the boards in the Philadelphia zone. He instead blasted a shot off the yellow dasher behind Hart, and a hard-charging Armia was first to it prior to firing between the Philadelphia netminder's pads.

The 22-year-old Hart, who ended up being the second-youngest goalie in NHL history to record successive playoff shutouts, saw his streak end at 122 minutes 53 seconds, while Montreal's objective dry spell was snapped at 132:18.

Philadelphia got a power play 7 minutes into the third, but Price snagged Giroux's shot through a screen. Kevin Hayes then had a partial break, leading to a tripping call and Farabee's third that briefly drew the Flyers level before Suzuki responded to keep the Canadiens alive. Philadelphia made the Canadiens pay 50 seconds later on when Voracek's shot struck the stick of Montreal blue-liner Ben Chiarot and beat Price for his 3rd. The Canadiens and their pop-gun offense looked to be in severe difficulty, however Armia, who hit a crossbar moments earlier, scored his second of the night and third of the post-season from a sharp angle on Hart at 10:12 to connect things 2-2. That set the table for Gallagher-- a heart-and-soul gamer benched for much of Tuesday

's third duration-- on the power play after Philadelphia's Philippe Myers got a double-minor for high-sticking.