Friday, November 21, 2008

Canadiens wins 3-2 in shootout

Alex Tanguay scored on Montreal’s fourth shootout attempt to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Senators on Thursday night. Andrei Markov and Jason Spezza also scored on the shootout.

The Senators’ losing streak reached six games (0-4-2) in which they also managed to score 7 goals.

Dany Heatley gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead 4:21 in with his team-leading 11th goal. Saku Koivu pulled the Canadiens even at 1 with his seventh goal on a power play 13:33 into the first. The Canadiens had 8 shots in a very boring first period; the Senators only managed 4 shots.

There was no goal in the 2nd period, the Habs shot only 3 times and the Sens 7 times, but Steve Begin and Cody Bass dropped the gloves to give the fans something to cheer about.

Nick Foligno put Ottawa ahead 2-1 with his second goal on a power play 4:58 into the third on a rebound where Carey Price didn't know where the puck was. Markov drew Montreal even at 2 with 4:24 remaining in the third. The Russian defenseman drove a slap shot past Auld from the right faceoff circle for his second goal of the season.

Montreal’s Guillaume Latendresse drew a high-sticking penalty after he got his stick up on defenseman Anton Volchenkov in the Senators’ zone with 15.2 remaining in regulation; however, the Senators failed to take advantage of this penalty in overtime.

The Canadiens managed only 21 shots on Alex Auld, who made 19 saves. As for the Senators they shot 25 times on Price, who stopped 23 shots.

The Canadiens will host the Boston Bruins on Saturday after the raise Patrick ROy's number to the rafters. As for the Senators they will receive the NYRangers also on Saturday.

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