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Canadiens 3, Senators 2, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

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Canadiens 3, Senators 2, SO
Montréal Canadiens 3, Ottawa Senators 2

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.

Carey Price, who made 23 saves during the game, stopped Daniel Alfredsson, Jarkko Ruutu and Antoine Vermette after Jason Spezza scored on Ottawa's first shot in the tiebreaker.

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.

Ottawa was without centre Mike Fisher and right wing Chris Neil, both sidelined because of knee injuries.

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:21
OTT
Dany Heatley (11) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (14), Alexandre Picard (4)
1 - 0 OTT
13:33
MTL
PPG - Saku Koivu (7) ASST: Alex Kovalev (9), Sergei Kostitsyn (5)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
04:58
OTT
PPG - Nick Foligno (3) ASST: Alexandre Picard (5), Chris Phillips (2)
2 - 1 OTT
15:36
MTL
Andrei Markov (2) ASST: Robert Lang (6), Sergei Kostitsyn (6)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDOTTMTL
1J. SpezzaA. Kovalev
2D. AlfredssonA. Markov
3J. RuutuS. Koivu
4A. VermetteA. Tanguay
penalty summary
1st Period
13:03
OTT
Nick Foligno  Boarding against  Roman Hamrlik
17:03
MTL
Guillaume Latendresse  Tripping against  Daniel Alfredsson
2nd Period
03:04
MTL
Ryan O'Byrne  Hooking against  Cody Bass
07:54
OTT
Shean Donovan  Diving against  Roman Hamrlik
07:54
MTL
Roman Hamrlik  Interference against  Shean Donovan
14:47
OTT
Cody Bass  Fighting (maj) against  Steve Begin
14:47
MTL
Steve Begin  Fighting (maj) against  Cody Bass
17:55
MTL
Alex Kovalev  Tripping against  Jarkko Ruutu
3rd Period
03:34
MTL
Ryan O'Byrne  Holding against  Shean Donovan
19:44
MTL
Guillaume Latendresse  Hi-sticking against  Anton Volchenkov
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Carey Price
Carey Price
9-4-1
SA: 25TOI: 65:00
Saves: 23EV: 18 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .920SH: 0 - 0
Alex Auld
SA: 21TOI: 65:00
Saves: 19EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .905SH: 0 - 0