Overtime would open up 4-on-4, as Marchand and Lars Eller were each assessed minor penalties as the clock expired on the third period, Marchand for cross checking and Eller for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Both teams traded chances early in overtime, but the score remained 3-3 as play returned to 5-on-5.
The Bruins came centimeters from ending the game as Soderberg slid one directly across the Habs’ net mount, but couldn’t dance its way across the line.
Krejci nearly won it again for the Bruins as he danced in on Price, but Price was doing his best Ken Dryden impression and robbed Krejci from sending the crowd home happy.
Fatigue finally caught up to the Bruins with 27 seconds to play, as Daniel Paille tripped Brendan Gallagher going into the Bruins zone and was sent to the penalty box. The Habs couldn’t take advantage in the remaining seconds, and Game 1 headed for a second overtime period.