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Thursday, January 31, 2013



MTL:   T. Plekanec (PPG, 05:31 - 1st)
OTT:   J. O'Brien (07:53 - 1st) , D. Alfredsson (PPG, 07:27 - 2nd) , M. Zibanejad (PPG, 09:25 - 2nd) , C. Phillips (11:02 - 2nd) , C. Neil (14:46 - 3rd)

MTL: P. Budaj (L)
 OTT: C. Anderson (W)

           Last night in Ottawa, the Senators took on the Canadiens in a attempt to end the Habs win streak. 5 monutes in with the Habs on a powerplay, Markovs shot was stopped and Plekanec was there to put home the rebound to make it 1-0. 2 minutes later, Karlssons shot was stopped and O'Brien was there to put home the rebound to tie the game. 7 minutes into the second with the Sens on a powerplay, Turris won the faceoff in the offensive zone right to Wiercioch and his shot was stopped and Alfredsson would score on the rebound over the blocker of Budaj to give the Sens the lead. Shortly after that, Zibanejads shot from the right circle found its way in for his first NHL goal.

         Phillips would add a goal to make it 4-1. That was 3 goals in 3:35 as the Sens had a 4-1 lead going into the third. Neil would add another goal on a wrap around as the Senators beat the Habs 5-1. In the win, Anderson made 31 saves. In the loss, Budaj made 22 saves."Our special teams didn't work tonight," Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said. "Our power play often broke our momentum and our penalty kill wasn't very good. Special teams are key if you want to win hockey games." When the game was tied at 1-1, Ryan White took a 2 minute roughing penalty, but he argued the call and was given a extra 2 minute penalty. That lead the Senators to score 2 powerplay goals to make it 3-1.

"He's a guy that works extremely hard for us and plays with passion," Gionta said of White. "He let it get to him a little bit."

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

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