The Canadiens gave a somewhat less than sellout crowd — there were many no-shows among the announced attendance of 20,714 — a dose of excitement Thursday as they took the Dallas Stars to the wire before losing 4-3 on a disputed goal with 9.7 seconds remaining in overtime.

It took a review by the NHL situation room to confirm the winning goal by John Kilngberg. Tyler Seguin was in the crease and Jake Allen felt he was interfered with, but the folks in Toronto decided that Seguin was chasing a loose puck when his stick became tangled with Allen’s stick.

“I’m not a guy who gets riled up in controversy over what is and what isn’t,” Allen said. “I’ll have to sit down and look at it, but he was behind me in the crease and I wasn’t able to get my blocker square.”

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