Matt D’Agostini’s second goal of the game gives Canadiens 3-2 overtime win over N.Y. Islanders

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MONTREAL (AP)—Matt D’Agostini scored his second goal of the game 1:45 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.

D’Agostini, who opened the scoring 6:53 in, jumped on a loose puck in front of the Islanders’ net and put a quick shot past Mike Morrison after Montreal blew its second one-goal lead with 5:57 remaining in the third.

Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek tied it at 2 when he scored 14:03 into the third. Jeff Tambellini also scored to draw New York even in the second.

Guillaume Latendresse had a goal and an assist and highly touted Canadiens prospect Carey Price made 22 saves.

Latendresse, who scored 16 goals last season as a 19-year-old rookie, finished off Tomas Plekanec’s centering pass 14:27 into the second. He also set up D’Agostini’s first-period goal.

Price, drafted fifth overall by Montreal in 2005, played the entire game in his bid to open the season on the Canadiens’ roster.

The 6-foot-3 native of Vancouver led the Canadian national junior team to a gold medal last season before joining Hamilton—Montreal’s AHL affiliate—and leading the Bulldogs to the Calder Cup with an MVP playoff performance.

Price allowed three goals on 17 shots Tuesday after he replaced Jaroslav Halak midway through a 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh.

Canadiens No. 1 goalie Cristobal Huet will start Saturday night against Ottawa. Halak, scheduled to face Boston on Sunday in Halifax, is widely expected to begin the season as Huet’s backup after a strong showing as a rookie at the end of last season.

Wade Dubielewicz stopped nine of 10 shots made before he was replaced 8:44 into the second by Morrison, who also made nine saves.

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