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37-31-14
Montréal
Canadiens
46-28-8
OT
34 SOG
29 SOG
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game recap

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Saturday, 01.04.2014 / 10:47 PM
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Ottawa Senators 4, Montréal Canadiens 3
Three Stars of the Game
Daniel Briere
1st
Daniel Briere
C
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 13:08
Clarke MacArthur
2nd
Clarke MacArthur
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: -1TOI: 19:01
Carey Price
3rd
SA: 34TOI: 60:56
GA: 4EV: 26-29
PIM: 0PP: 4-5
SV%: .882SH: 0-0

MONTREAL (PC) - Clarke MacArthur scored on the power play 58 seconds into overtime as the Ottawa Senators held on to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Saturday night.

Erik Condra, Colin Greening and Mark Stone also scored for Ottawa (19-18-7), which jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first period at the Bell Centre.

Daniel Briere, in his best game with the Canadiens (24-14-5), scored twice and had an assist while Brian Gionta also scored.

After a scoreless second period with only seven shots for each side, Montreal mounted a comeback in the third.

Briere brought his team to within one with a nifty move at the side of the net. He managed to jam the puck past Craig Anderson at 1:57 of the third off a behind-the-net pass from Tomas Plekanec.

Briere, a 36-year-old former all-star, was back in the lineup after sitting out as a healthy scratch for two games.

The Canadiens continued to press after his goal and put in another a few minutes later. Gionta shovelled in a loose puck at 4:46 off a point shot, after Plekanec and Briere had a crack at it first.

But it wasn't enough after Ottawa's quick start.

Greening quieted the crowd with a goal only 13 seconds into the game on a cross-crease pass from Condra.

The Canadiens had a few tough bounces to start things off.

What looked like a power-play goal by Rene Bourque at 4:05 into the first period was called back after a quick whistle on a scramble in front.

Briere finally tied the score 11:32 into the first period when he managed to knock in his own rebound after a pass from Travis Moen.

The tie didn't last long.

The Senators regained the lead on a backhand shot from Mark Stone at 13:50.

Condra scored again for the Sens 14 seconds later on a pass that went off the skate of Habs defenceman Francis Bouillon.

Heading into the second period with a two-goal lead, the Senators played a more conservative style and were able to limit the chances on Anderson. Both teams had just seven shots apiece in the second period.

NOTES: Senators captain Jason Spezza missed his fourth straight game with a hip flexor injury. Canadiens defenceman Raphael Diaz was a healthy scratch for the first time this season.

SEE ALSO:
  Highlights: Canadiens vs Senators
Boxscore: Canadiens vs Senators
The Numbers Game – January 4, 2014
Tomas Plekanec earns Molson Cup honour for December

scoring summary
1st Period
00:13
OTT
Colin Greening (4) ASST: Erik Condra (6), Zack Smith (5)
1 - 0 OTT
11:32
MTL
Daniel Briere (6) ASST: Travis Moen (8), Douglas Murray (1)
1 - 1 Tie
13:50
OTT
Mark Stone (1) ASST: Matt Kassian (1), Chris Phillips (12)
2 - 1 OTT
14:04
OTT
Erik Condra (4) ASST: Marc Methot (10)
3 - 1 OTT
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
01:57
MTL
Daniel Briere (7) ASST: Tomas Plekanec (12), Douglas Murray (2)
3 - 2 OTT
04:46
MTL
Brian Gionta (6) ASST: Daniel Briere (6), Tomas Plekanec (13)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
00:58
OTT
PPG - Clarke MacArthur (14) ASST: Mika Zibanejad (9), Erik Karlsson (29)
4 - 3 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
02:21
OTT
Erik Condra  Hi stick - double minor against  Brandon Prust
05:37
OTT
Clarke MacArthur  Tripping against  Andrei Markov
07:42
MTL
Rene Bourque  Interference against  Milan Michalek
14:55
OTT
Jared Cowen  Tripping against  Andrei Markov
15:48
MTL
Brendan Gallagher  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Craig Anderson
2nd Period
12:44
OTT
Marc Methot  Holding the stick against  Lars Eller
3rd Period
08:37
MTL
Brendan Gallagher  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Cory Conacher
08:37
OTT
Cory Conacher  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Brendan Gallagher
19:41
MTL
P.K. Subban  Hooking against  Erik Condra
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
14-9-4
SA: 29TOI: 60:58
Saves: 26EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .897SH: 1 - 1
Carey Price
SA: 34TOI: 60:56
Saves: 30EV: 26 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .882SH: 0 - 0