Thursday, March 14, 2013

Montreal Vs. Ottawa

Coming off their 5 game away game adventure, the Montreal Canadiens faced the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre last night. The Senators, sitting at fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings have only won 4 out of their last 10 games. 
  • First Period
    • The fans were really loud last night, as the Canadiens would finally play at home in over a week. With only 7 minutes gone by into the first, Lars Eller would crash the net and just poke the puck past Sens goaltender, Lehner. 4 minutes later, the Sens would score on the powerplay as Mika Zibanejad would wrist one past Carey Price tying this game at 1-1. 
      • Montreal: 17 Shots On Goal
      • Ottawa: 13 Shots On Goal
  • Second Period
    • 6 minutes into the second period, Gallagher would tip in the initial shot from Pacioretty taking back the lead on the powerplay. Coming to the 3 minute mark of the period, the Canadiens would yet again score on the powerplay, as a point slap shot from PK Subban goes through traffic and right past Lehner. The Sens would enjoy a powerplay for the remaining a minute and half of the period, and it would be Alfredsson who would wrist one past Price's shoulder side from the side of the net, with only 1.6 seconds left in the period.
      • Montreal: 11 Shots On Goal
      • Ottawa: 13 Shots On Goal
  • Third Period
    • Only 2 minutes into the third, Patrick Wiercioch wrists one past five hole on Carey Price tying this game at 3 a piece. Ottawa would then get a couple of opportunities, but it would be the Canadiens who would dominate the last 10 minutes of the period, having 3 powerplays, but unable to convert as Lehner would make some incredible saves. This game would need overtime.
      • Montreal: 13 Shots On Goal
      • Ottawa: 3 Shots On Goal
  • Overtime
    • With no real action in overtime, we would head into a shootout!
      • Montreal: 4 Shots On Goal
      • Ottawa: 3 Shots On Goal
  • Shootout
    • Alex Galchenyuk (MTL) - Goal
    • Daniel Alfredsson (OTT) - Save
    • David Desharnais (MTL) - Save
    • Jakob Silfverberg (OTT) - Goal
    • Lars Eller (MTL) - Goal
    • Kyle Turris (OTT) - Save
With a 4-3 shootout win against the Senators, the Canadiens now have accumulated 40 points in 27 games and are number one in the Eastern Conference standings. They now face the Devils Saturday night in New Jersey.

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