Montreal 2, Ottawa 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 4, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 5-5-1-1 2-3-1-1 3-2-0-0 W4
Ottawa 7-7-0-0 5-3-0-0 2-4-0-0 L2

Recap

Erik Cole and Andrei Kostitsyn scored exactly three minutes apart in the second period as the Montreal Canadiens recorded their fourth straight victory with a 2-1 road triumph over the Ottawa Senators on Friday.

Carey Price collected his fifth straight win in Canada's capital city after turning aside 33 shots. With the triumph, Price improved to 9-5-0 in his career against the Senators.

After a scoreless first period, the Canadiens finally drew first blood midway through the second. Michael Cammalleri forced a turnover and unleashed a shot which was denied by Craig Anderson, but Cole followed with a wrister from a sharp angle for his third goal in five games.

Kostitsyn doubled the advantage after taking advantage of Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson's turnover and wristing a shot past Anderson for his fourth goal of the season.

Zack Smith netted a shorthanded goal for Ottawa, which has dropped two in a row after winning six straight games.

Anderson finished with 24 saves.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Ottawa
Erik Cole 1 Points Zack Smith 1
Erik Cole 1 Goals Zack Smith 1
Michael Cammalleri 1 Assists Erik Condra 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Zack Smith 1
Carey Price .971 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .923
Carey Price 33 Saves Craig Anderson 24

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 26 2 0-2 4-4 8 20
Ottawa 34 1 0-4 2-2 4 35

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play their next game at home against Buffalo . The Senators have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play their next game on the road against NY Rangers . The Canadiens have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .286 after a loss.
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