NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Ottawa|
(Thursday, April 7th)
Final Score: Ottawa 3, Montreal 2 (OT)
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Filip Kuba's right-point wrister 1:16 into
overtime sent Ottawa past Montreal, 3-2, at Scotiabank Place.
Jason Spezza and Bobby Butler also scored for the Senators, who have won three
of four and complete their season on Saturday at Boston.
Craig Anderson made 27 stops for the victory.
"It's a great feeling to get two points," Butler said.
Brian Gionta and Mike Cammalleri hit the net for the Canadiens, whose two-game
win streak was halted.
Alex Auld's 29 saves couldn't help Montreal emerge victorious, but the Habs
pulled two points (94-92) ahead of idle Buffalo for sixth place in the Eastern
Gionta converted a Mathieu Darche rebound for the game's first goal at 13:12
of the second period.
Spezza evened the game at 36 seconds of the third on a tip-in, then Butler
used a Habs defenseman as a screen and whipped a wrister by Auld with 2:49
left in regulation.
With Auld on the bench for an extra skater, Cammalleri evened the game with
less than 11 seconds on the clock, settling an Andrei Kostitsyn pass in the
right circle then beating Anderson high.
"We need to be a little sharper and a little more assertive in our game,"
Cammalleri said. "To tie it up at the end was nice, but it was maybe a bit of
a mental let down after last game. We could've done a better job of that."
Butler added two assists for a career-best three-point night...The Canadiens
complete their regular-season slate on Saturday at Toronto.
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