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Sunday, February 3, 2013



OTT:   J. Silfverberg (PPG, 01:38 - 1st)
MTL:   D. Desharnais (02:13 - 1st) , E. Cole (11:29 - 1st)

OTT: C. Anderson (L)
 MTL: C. Price (W)

           Earlier this afternoon in Montreal, the Habs took on the Sens in search of their 6th win of the season. 1:38 with the Sens on a powerplay, Silfverberg had a breakaway and he scored glove side on Price to make it 1-0.  Just over 30 seconds later, Paciorettys shot from the right wing was tipped in by Desharnias to tie the game. 9 minutes later, just as the Habs powerplay expires, Bouillions point shot was stopped but the rebound was put home by Cole to give Montreal the lead. 2-1 Montreal would be the score after 2.

      2 minutes into the third, Benoits point shot beat Carey Price to tie the game. But the refs waved it off for Goaltender interference on Silfverberg. So the Habs still hold the lead. I didn't like this call one bit. Carey Price was out on the white ice in front of the blue paint and he bumbed into Silfverberg and the puck found its way in. No goal? Thats a horrible call, the Senators forward did nothing but battle for position in front and was called for interference. The question is why would the refs call this a penalty? Price shouldn't have been on the white ice in the first place. Bad call and it costs the Sens the game as Montreal held on for a 2-1 win.

      The refs have been making some bad calls this season, but in my opinion their worst calls are the Goalie interference calls. What happens if the Senators end up missing the playoffs by 1 point? They will look back at this game against Montreal and feel that this call took them out of the playoffs."We thought we had tied the game and they waived it off," said Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson. "We didn't think it should have been waived off but that's the way it goes.We still had some good chances after that. It wasn't to be."
In the win, Price made 32 saves. In the loss, Anderson made 30 saves.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

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