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Canadiens 5, Senators 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Canadiens 5, Senators 1
Ottawa Senators 1, Montréal Canadiens 5
Three Stars of the Game
Erik Cole
1st
Erik Cole
LW
G: 3Shots: 7
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 20:18
Carey Price
2nd
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 34-35
PIM: 0PP: 2-2
SV%: .974SH: 1-1
P.K. Subban
3rd
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 10
+/-: 1TOI: 23:32

MONTREAL (AP) - Erik Cole made quick work of the slumping Ottawa Senators.

Cole scored three goals in the first 5:41 to set a Montreal record for the fastest hat trick at the start of a game, and the Canadiens beat the Senators 5-1 on Friday night.

"Something was mentioned to me (about the record), but it's not really in the forefront of my mind right now," said Cole, who matched a career high of 30 goals for the season.

Patteri Nokelainen also scored in the first period, and Lars Eller added one in the third for Montreal, 4-0-2 against Ottawa.

"I'm glad we don't play them anymore," Senators coach Paul MacLean. "They certainly bring the worst out in us and tonight we weren't as prepared to play the game and we didn't play with enough discipline."

Jason Spezza, playing his 600th NHL game, scored for Ottawa to reach 30 goals for the fourth time in his career and the first time since 2008-09.

Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson, returning after missing 12 games because of a finger cut, was pulled at the 4:56 mark of the first in favor of Ben Bishop, but was back in to start the second period.

The Senators, 1-3-2 in their last six games, are seventh in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Washington and Buffalo

"Pressure's a wonderful thing," MacLean said. "You can find out a lot about yourself and about your team, and how hard it is in the league. For some reason we feel we have that on us and we have to find a way to handle it or channel it into the right spots."

Cole scored on the first shot on Anderson, who had a routine shot go off his glove and into the net only 29 seconds in. Cole then scored off P.K. Subban's rebound to chase Anderson.

Cole completed the hat track at 5:41 against Bishop.

Notes: Montreal defenseman Yannick Weber left after the first period because of a lower-body injury. ... Bishop had made the last seven straight starts for Ottawa. ... Spezza has 608 career points.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:29
MTL
Erik Cole (28) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 MTL
04:56
MTL
Erik Cole (29) ASST: P.K. Subban (27), David Desharnais (40)
2 - 0 MTL
05:41
MTL
PPG - Erik Cole (30) ASST: David Desharnais (41), P.K. Subban (28)
3 - 0 MTL
08:21
MTL
Petteri Nokelainen (3) ASST: Aaron Palushaj (3), Chris Campoli (7)
4 - 0 MTL
19:47
OTT
Jason Spezza (30) ASST: Milan Michalek (21), Chris Phillips (14)
4 - 1 MTL
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
05:05
MTL
PPG - Lars Eller (16) ASST: Tomas Plekanec (33), Chris Campoli (8)
5 - 1 MTL
penalty summary
1st Period
02:06
MTL
Brad Staubitz  Fighting against  Zenon Konopka
02:06
OTT
Zenon Konopka  Fighting against  Brad Staubitz
02:30
OTT
Milan Michalek  Holding against  David Desharnais
05:35
OTT
Sergei Gonchar  Hooking against  Lars Eller
11:04
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Ryan White
15:10
MTL
Yannick Weber  Tripping against  Jason Spezza
20:00
OTT
Chris Neil  Misconduct
20:00
OTT
Chris Neil  Fighting against  Ryan White
20:00
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Ryan White
20:00
OTT
Nick Foligno  Misconduct
20:00
MTL
Ryan White  Fighting against  Chris Neil
20:00
MTL
P.K. Subban  Misconduct
2nd Period
07:35
OTT
Zenon Konopka  Roughing against  Ryan White
07:35
MTL
Ryan White  Roughing against  Zenon Konopka
07:35
OTT
Zenon Konopka  Cross checking against  Ryan White
15:45
MTL
Mike Blunden  Roughing against  Kyle Turris
15:45
MTL
Mike Blunden  Roughing against  Kyle Turris
15:45
OTT
Kyle Turris  Roughing against  Mike Blunden
20:00
OTT
Zenon Konopka  Misconduct
3rd Period
03:49
OTT
Nick Foligno  Roughing against  Andrei Markov
08:23
OTT
Chris Neil  Misconduct
08:23
MTL
Mike Blunden  Roughing against  Chris Neil
08:23
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Mike Blunden
08:23
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Mike Blunden
13:09
MTL
Lars Eller  Roughing against  Jared Cowen
13:09
MTL
Lars Eller  Misconduct
13:09
MTL
Rene Bourque  Misconduct
13:09
OTT
Jared Cowen  Roughing against  Lars Eller
13:09
OTT
Jared Cowen  Misconduct
13:09
OTT
Zack Smith  Misconduct
goalie stats
Ben Bishop
Ben Bishop
SA: 9TOI: 15:04
Saves: 7EV: 4 - 5
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .778SH: 0 - 0
Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
29-20-6
SA: 23TOI: 44:56
Saves: 20EV: 16 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .870SH: 0 - 0
Carey Price
Carey Price
26-27-10
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
Saves: 37EV: 34 - 35
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .974SH: 1 - 1