Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Falling Short

Coming off a win on Saturday night against the New York Rangers, The Canadiens would face the Ottawa Senators. The Sens have won their last 4 games, and would look to extend their winning streak to 5 games. 
  • First Period
    • With the game in Ottawa, there were quite a few Habs fans in the arena, as you would hear "Go Habs Go" chants shortly after the period began. With Montreal making most of the opportunities, they would not be able to get the early lead. Bishop, the Sens goaltender would make key saves to keep this game at 0-0 at the end of the first.
      • Montreal: 12 Shots On Goal
      • Ottawa: 5 Shots On Goal
  • Second Period
    • With a minute gone by in the second, Brandon Prust would get a golden opportunity on the backhand in front of the net, but Bishop denied him. 5 minutes after that play, Benoit coming in on the rush would slap one past Carey Price to give the Sens the go ahead goal. Heading to the midway mark of the second, Cole would ring one off the crossbar, the Canadiens would hit another post, but could not convert. With 3.8 seconds left to play, Andrei Markov would slap one from the blue line tying this game heading into the third.
      • Montreal: 18 Shots On Goal
      • Ottawa: 10 Shots On Goal
  • Third Period
    • Both teams would look to get a goal to give themselves an advantage, but it would be the goalies who would play strong. The Canadiens who had took more shots than the Senators, just could not get the puck past Bishop. As the period came to a close, these two teams needed overtime to settle this.
      • Montreal: 10 Shots On Goal
      • Ottawa: 8 Shots On Goal
  • Overtime
    • The Canadiens would enjoy a 4 on 3 powerplay in the overtime period, but Bishop made a few dandy saves to deny everything the Canadiens threw at him. With 5 seconds to go, Peter Regin on the rush would slap one beating Carey Price, but hitting the post. As the post gave the Habs some hope, this game would need a shootout.
      • Montreal: 5 Shots On Goal
      • Ottawa: 1 Shots On Goal
  • Shootout
    • Jakob Silfverberg (OTT) - Goal
    • Alex Galchenyuk (MTL) - Save
    • Daniel Alfredsson (OTT) - Save
    • David Desharnais (MTL) - Goal
    • Kyle Turris (OTT) - Save
    • Brendan Gallagher (MTL) - Save
    • Kaspars Daugavins (OTT) - Save
    • Brian Gionta (MTL) - Save
    • Peter Regin (OTT) - Goal
    • Tomas Plekanec (MTL) - Save
With the shootout finally coming to an end, the Senators would win their 5th straight game. The Canadiens outplayed the Sens by a margin, but it was Bishop who made 44 saves on 45 shots. The Habs do pick up a point on the effort, keeping them at the number one spot. They play the Maple Leafs in Toronto, Wednesday night.

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