Montreal 6, Ottawa 2

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 14-16-2-5 5-7-2-4 9-9-0-1 W1
Ottawa 17-15-3-2 10-8-0-1 7-7-3-1 L2


Michael Cammalleri scored his first goal in 10 games to go along with an assist and defenseman Raphael Diaz set up three tallies as the Montreal Canadiens snapped a five-game losing streak with a 6-2 triumph over the host Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

Carey Price made 33 saves to snap his own four-game skid and improve to 13-12-7 on the season. It was interim head coach Randy Cunneyworth’s first win for the Canadiens.

After Zack Smith scored for Ottawa, the Canadiens exploded for three goals on their first five shots.

Lars Eller buried his fourth goal of the season on a tremendous shorthanded effort at 5:08 of the first period. After Tomas Plekanec tipped in Diaz’s point shot 7 1/2 minutes later, Cammalleri rounded out the three-goal surge when he banged in his seventh goal of the campaign.

Craig Anderson’s night ended early in the second period when Louis Leblanc finished off a 3-on-2 rush. Alex Auld replaced Anderson, who gave up four goals on seven shots.

After being a healthy scratch, defenseman P.K. Subban gave Montreal a 5-1 lead when he buried a shot from the high slot.

Jason Spezza closed out the second period with his 13th goal of the season.

The Canadiens’ Erik Cole added his 14th of the season on a 5-on-3 power play late in the third period.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Ottawa
Raphael Diaz 3 Points Zack Smith 1
Michael Cammalleri 1 Goals Zack Smith 1
Raphael Diaz 3 Assists Daniel Alfredsson 1
Erik Cole 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Lars Eller 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Carey Price .943 Save Percentage Alexander Auld .905
Carey Price 33 Saves Alexander Auld 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 28 6 1-4 3-3 15 31
Ottawa 35 2 0-3 3-4 17 28

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Calgary. The Senators have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .368 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .391 after a loss.
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