NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Montreal|
(Wednesday, March 13th)
Final Score: Montreal 4, Ottawa 3 (SO)
Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Lars Eller scored the winner in the shootout
as the Montreal Canadiens edged the Ottawa Senators, 4-3, on Wednesday.
In the third round, Eller faked to the backhand before snapping in a forehand
past Robin Lehner and Carey Price upheld the win by stopping Kyle Turris'
"It felt good to make a difference in the end," said Eller. "We got two points
which is what we wanted and got. I feel pretty good, but it's not hard to when
your team is winning."
P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist while Brendan Gallagher and Eller also
scored for the Canadiens, who have won four straight. Price finished the game
with 29 saves.
Daniel Alfredsson, Patrick Wiercioch and Mika Zibanejad all scored for the
Senators, who have lost six of their last seven. Lehner stopped 42 shots in
"We got a point and against a first-place team that's not bad," said
Alfredsson. "We took both Boston and Montreal to shootouts so we're pretty
pleased with that aspect. Lehner kept us in this game the whole night."
Montreal scored 7:02 in as Gabriel Dumont's wraparound from the left side was
topped but Eller was there to shove home the rebound, but Ottawa tied it 3 1/2
minutes later on the power play as Zibanejad's wrister from the inside left
circle fooled Price.
The Habs scored a pair of power-play goals in the second with the first coming
off a Gallagher re-direct of a Max Pacioretty shot at the 6:40 mark, and the
next one coming with 2:49 to play in the frame as Subban's big blast from the
high slot sailed in.
Ottawa, though, got one back with a power-play goal of its own as Alfredsson's
shot from the left circle bounced off the back post with under two seconds to
play. It was initially not ruled a goal, but the review said otherwise and it
was a 3-2 game going into the third period.
The Senators tied the game 1:50 into the third period as Wiercioch faked a
shot from the right wing, cut over to the middle and beat Price through the
five-hole for his third goal.
Montreal plays in New Jersey on Saturday ... Ottawa plays in Buffalo on
Saturday ... Each team won twice in the season series, with the home team
taking every game ... Ottawa was 2-for-3 on the power play while Montreal was
03/13 22:51:44 ET