On February 19, 2008, the Canadiens welcomed the New York Rangers to town on a cold, snowy day. Carey Price had just been recalled from Hamilton earlier in the month and had been playing well, winning his last three starts, only letting in four goals and having one shutout in those games.
However, the Rangers got to Price early and often. Price's night was done 14 minutes into the first frame after allowing goals by Brandon Dubinsky, Sean Avery, and Brendan Shanahan. Price only stopped 8-of-11 shots.
Cristobal Huet replaced Price and didn't fare any better as Shanahan would notch his second of the game and Chris Drury would put the Rangers up 5-0 only 5:03 into the second period.
Cue the comeback. Only three minutes after Drury's made it 5-0, Michael Ryder, the former 30-goal man, notched his 10th of the season and added his 11th over four minutes later to make it a game. The teams went into the second intermission with the score 5-2.
Only 6:43 into the third frame, Alex Kovalev notched his 28th which was followed immediately off the faceoff by Mark Streit's goal that put the Canadiens right back into the thick of it.
With time winding down and Rangers defenseman Marek Malik in the penalty box for hooking, Alex Kovalev put home his 29th to tie the game 5-5 and send the game into overtime and the Bell Centre faithful into a frenzy.
After a flurry of action that resulted in nothing in overtime, Cristobal Huet denied Shanahan and Drury. Combined with a Saku Koivu goal on Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and a final penalty shot miss by Jaromir Jagr, the Canadiens completed the most amazing comeback in franchise history, winning 6-5.