Senators Lose 5-4 (OT) to Canadiens

What a crazy night….

Despite pressuring the Canadiens from the outset of the game, the Ottawa Senators found themselves down 3-0 on goals that couldn’t be blamed on faulting goaltending.  Then, a slight tip of an Erik Karlsson point shot by Clarke MacArthur at the 17:13 mark opened the floodgates – finally rewarding the team for its utter dominance.

Erik Karlsson, Bobby Ryan & Kyle Turris scored between the first and second periods to give the Sens a 4-3 lead.  But not before Carey Price showed why he was one of the goaltender’s selected to represent Canada at the Sochi Olympics.   Price displayed his quick glove hand on numerous occasions, robbing Milan Michalek, Mark Stone & Bobby Ryan from in close.  If not for him, Ottawa would have run away with it.

Price’s effort would not go unrewarded.  During a Tomas Plekanec breakaway in the third, Jared Cowen would accidentally put the puck into the net with his skate after Craig Anderson made the initial save.  A total fluke that tied the game up and seemed to shift momentum in Montreal’s favour.

The contest went to overtime where P.K. Subban skated into the Sens offensive zone and barely slipped the puck through Anderson’s legs and into the net.  The tally erased Ottawa’s comeback effort and gave Carey Price the recognition his performance deserved.


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