Ottawa 3, Montreal 2

Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 25-15-4-2 14-8-0-1 11-7-4-1 W4
Montreal 16-20-2-6 7-8-2-5 9-12-0-1 L3


Daniel Alfredsson scored in the third round of a shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the host Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Jason Spezza and Kyle Turris scored and Craig Anderson made 33 saves for the Senators, who have won four straight and are 8-0-1 over their last nine games.

After Anderson stopped Max Pacioretty on the Canadiens’ third attempt, Alfredsson came on for Ottawa. The captain skated down the slot and wristed a shot between Carey Price’s pads to secure the win.

Montreal had tied it with 39 seconds left in regulation. With an extra skater on, Pacioretty streaked in from the right side and grabbed a rebound, knocking it into an open net to force overtime.

Tomas Plekanec’s high-sticking penalty gave Ottawa the power play with 6:38 left in the third period. The Senators needed just 20 seconds to make Montreal pay for its mistake, as Spezza wristed his 19th goal from the point to make it 2-1.

Erik Karlsson recorded his 38th assist on the tally.

The Canadiens have dropped three straight and 10 of its last 13.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Montreal
Jason Spezza 1 Points Max Pacioretty 1
Jason Spezza 1 Goals Max Pacioretty 1
Nick Foligno 1 Assists Chris Campoli 1
Jason Spezza 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Tomas Plekanec 1
Craig Anderson .943 Save Percentage Carey Price .920
Craig Anderson 33 Saves Carey Price 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 25 3 1-8 5-5 10 32
Montreal 35 2 0-5 7-8 16 31

Upcoming Games

  • Montreal will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .370 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Senators have a W/L % of .640 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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