Two power-play goals help Senators top Canadiens | Thursday, 09.26.2013 / 12:25 AM

Bobby Ryan gave his new team a goal and a scare as the Ottawa Senators rolled over the visiting Montreal Canadiens, 5-2, at Canadian Tire Centre in the first meeting between the teams since the Sens eliminated the Habs in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last spring.

Ryan's power-play goal gave the Senators a 2-1 lead after one period. He left the game with just over five minutes remaining in the second after a collision behind the net. Though he returned a few minutes later, coach Paul MacLean opted to sit Ryan for the third period.

"It wasn't overly hard, but it put me in an uncomfortable spot, hitting the wall," Ryan said. "Nothing too bad, just a burner. The way the game was going, they felt it was best to take some time and get the information out of it.

"I think we erred on the side of caution, which I certainly understand."

Cory Conacher, Clarke MacArthur, Milan Michalek and Mika Zibanejad also scored for the Senators, who visit Montreal on Thursday.

"Our execution and our ability to play with speed wound up making the difference," MacLean said. "I thought our players did a good job of staying focused and staying intense to make sure we won the game."

Andrew Hammond made 24 saves for Ottawa, allowing goals to Magnus Nygren and Raphael Diaz.

The Canadiens iced a six-man defense corps that had a combined 99 games of NHL experience, 82 of which belonged to Diaz.

"We tried to give an opportunity to the young kids; that's been our plan since about a week ago and we targeted this game. I think besides two guys, that was their full lineup," coach Michel Therrien said of the Senators. "It was a demanding game for young kids. Look at our defense and we didn't have much experience out there."

Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:54MTL Magnus Nygren (1) Slapshot - ASST: Lars Eller (1), Greg Pateryn (1) 1 - 0 MTL
05:00OTT Clarke MacArthur (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Cory Conacher (1), Erik Karlsson (1) 1 - 1 Tie
16:34OTT PPG - Bobby Ryan (1) Snap shot - ASST: Erik Karlsson (2), Andrew Hammond (1) 2 - 1 OTT
2nd Period
17:47OTT Milan Michalek (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Stephane Da Costa (1) 3 - 1 OTT
3rd Period
03:57OTT PPG - Cory Conacher (1) Tip-in - ASST: Patrick Wiercioch (1), Clarke MacArthur (1) 4 - 1 OTT
08:51OTT Mika Zibanejad (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Milan Michalek (1), Erik Karlsson (3) 5 - 1 OTT
14:46MTL Raphael Diaz (1) Tip-in - ASST: Martin St Pierre (1) 5 - 2 OTT
Three Stars of the Game
Erik Karlsson
Erik Karlsson
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 23:04
Cory Conacher
Cory Conacher
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 16:50
Clarke MacArthur
Clarke MacArthur
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 16:42
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:56OTT Chris Neil  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Nick Tarnasky
01:56MTL Nick Tarnasky  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Chris Neil
11:17OTT Erik Karlsson  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
12:13MTL Lars Eller  Holding  - 2 min against  Colin Greening
15:22MTL Greg Pateryn  Interference  - 2 min against  Cory Conacher
18:54OTT Kyle Turris  Roughing  - 2 min against  Mike Blunden
19:58MTL Alex Galchenyuk  Holding  - 2 min against  Erik Condra
2nd Period
06:59MTL Ryan White served by Christian Thomas  Instigator  - 2 min against  Chris Neil
06:59MTL Travis Moen  Game misconduct  - 10 min against  Fredrik Claesson
06:59MTL Ryan White  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min against  Fredrik Claesson
06:59OTT Fredrik Claesson  Game misconduct  - 10 min against  Travis Moen
06:59MTL Travis Moen  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Fredrik Claesson
06:59OTT Fredrik Claesson  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Travis Moen
06:59OTT Chris Neil  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Ryan White
06:59MTL Ryan White  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Chris Neil
18:55MTL Martin St Pierre  Roughing  - 2 min against  Patrick Wiercioch
18:55OTT Patrick Wiercioch  Roughing  - 2 min against  Martin St Pierre
3rd Period
03:30MTL Alex Galchenyuk  Tripping  - 2 min against  Joe Corvo
16:07MTL Ryan White  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min against  Chris Neil
16:07OTT Chris Neil served by Clarke MacArthur  Roughing  - 2 min against  Ryan White
16:07OTT Matt Kassian  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min against  Ryan White
16:07OTT Chris Neil  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min against  Ryan White
16:11MTL Lars Eller  Slashing  - 2 min against  Jean-Gabriel Pageau
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/32/6
Faceoff Wins2630
Blocked Shots1412
Penalty Minutes5953
11B. GallagherR0000017:41
24J. TinordiD00-21019:39
27A. GalchenyukC0010416:20
32T. MoenL00-10157:18
36M. NygrenD1003016:04
37G. DumontC0002017:08
40N. BeaulieuD0012026:31
45M. BlundenR00-22014:08
49M. BournivalL00-22015:14
53R. WhiteC00-12275:53
57M. St PierreC0112218:55
60C. ThomasL0012017:04
61R. DiazD1014025:57
64G. PaterynD0100211:34
72N. TarnaskyL000056:58
81L. EllerC0103416:56
82P. HollandR0001014:46
84D. DietzD00-20020:15
30P. Budaj2732.84460:00
31C. Price00.0000:00
3M. MethotD0031022:48
4C. PhillipsD00-12019:44
6B. RyanR1011010:12
7K. TurrisC0002217:36
9M. MichalekL1127016:10
14C. GreeningC00-11015:51
16C. MacArthurL1104016:42
22E. CondraR00-10013:38
24S. Da CostaC0123016:07
25C. NeilR00002210:40
28M. KassianL0000109:47
44J. PageauC0001013:58
46P. WierciochD01-13225:17
49F. ClaessonD0000157:27
65E. KarlssonD0310223:04
77J. CorvoD0001021:48
89C. ConacherC1103016:50
93M. ZibanejadC1003014:47
1S. Greenham00.0000:00
30A. Hammond2426.92359:34