OTTAWA - Alex Tanguay scored on Montreal's fourth shootout attempt to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
Tanguay put a backhand past Alex Auld after Andrei Markov scored the only goal on Montreal's first three attempts.
The Senators' winless streak reached six games (0-4-2).
Markov drew Montreal even at 2-2 with 4:24 remaining in the third, driving a slap shot past Auld from the right faceoff circle for his second goal of the season.
Saku Koivu pulled the Canadiens even at 1-1 with his seventh goal on a power play 13:33 into the first.
Dany Heatley gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead 4:21 in with his team-leading 11th goal. Nick Foligno put Ottawa ahead 2-1 with his second goal on a power play 4:58 into the third.
Montreal's Guillaume Latendresse drew a high-sticking penalty after he got his stick up on defenceman Anton Volchenkov in the Senators' zone with 15.2 seconds remaining in regulation.
Auld stopped 19 shots in his fifth straight start for Ottawa.
Montreal won for just the third time in its last eight games (3-4-1) since getting off to an 8-1-1 start.
Fisher strained a ligament in his right knee in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss in New York and is expected to be out for a week. Neil will have arthroscopic surgery Friday to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee. He's expected to miss at least a month.
Heatley opened the scoring when he flipped a shot past Price from the slot after Alfredsson redirected Alexandre Picard's point shot.
Koivu jammed a shot between Auld's pads from the right edge of the crease at 13:33 to tie it at 1-1.
Volchenkov appeared to have scored the go-ahead goal for Ottawa 17:55 into the second during a delayed penalty call.
Referee Don VanMassenhoven immediately waved it off, despite Senators alternate captain Chris Phillips' protests, indicating that he had blown his whistle when Montreal defenceman Francis Bouillon played the puck just before Volchenkov beat Price with his shot from the slot.