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So, stop me if you've heard this one before: The Habs take a 2-0 lead into the third period of a game—on first period goals by Brian Gionta and Benoit Pouliot—only to sit back in a defensive shell and let the opposing team come at them.

Then, with about three minutes left to play, the opposition scores a goal and comes to life, threatening to tie it up and take the almost-certain win away from the Habs.

They say that lightning never strikes the same place twice. Unfortunately for the Florida Panthers, the Habs did not repeat the same script from the previous night.

Instead, with the Panthers goalie on the bench for the extra attacker, Tomas Plekanec shot the puck into the empty net—his 22nd of the season—with a minute and a half left to p ...

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