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Audette Lifts Canadiens

November 19, 2002|From Associated Press

MONTREAL — Donald Audette scored 1:12 into overtime for the Montreal Canadiens, who got a career-best three goals from Saku Koivu in a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.

Audette, who ended a 23-game goal-scoring drought in his previous game, beat goalie Johan Hedberg for the winner. None of the nine goals came while the teams were skating five on five.

Koivu scored twice on the power play and got the Canadiens' first short-handed goal of the season.

Mario Lemieux had two assists and scored his 10th goal with 8:49 left in the third period for the Penguins' fourth power-play goal to tie the score, 4-4. Lemieux, who has 10 goals and 24 assists, leads the NHL with 34 points.

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