NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Ottawa
(Saturday, November 15th)
Final Score: Montreal 3, Ottawa 2
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Jan Bulis scored two goals, including the game- winner in the third period, as the Montreal Canadiens held on for a 3-2 victory over Ottawa at Corel Centre.
Donald Audette also scored for the Canadiens, who won for just the second time in seven games (2-4-1). Jose Theodore turned aside 38 Ottawa shots in net.
Jason Spezza and Wade Redden scored power play goals for the Senators, meaning the last seven Ottawa tallies have come with a man advantage. Patrick Lalime stopped just 10 of Montreal's 13 shots, as Ottawa had its brief two-game win streak halted.
Bulis' second of the game gave the Canadiens their 3-2 lead in the third period.
With Montreal cycling the puck well inside the Ottawa zone, players got tangled behind the net. The puck found its way out in front, where Bulis wristed a backhand over Lalime's right shoulder for the game winner with 7:34 remaining to play.
Ottawa's hot power play unit had another chance to score late in the game, but the advantage ended at the 1:50 mark without a goal. Theodore posted 12 saves in the third period.
Montreal jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Bulis and Audette scored within 36 seconds of each other in the first period. Bulis' shorthanded tally made it 1-0 at 8:42, and Audette's third of the season extended that advantage to 2-0 at 9:18.
But the Senators were able to pull within a goal before the end of the period when Spezza scored on the man advantage with 1:09 remaining.
They cashed in another power play late in the second when Redden's second of the year trickled through Theodore's legs with 5:53 remaining in the period.
Montreal improved to 3-4-0 on the road...The Habs snapped a four-game losing streak to Ottawa and ended a two-game slide at Corel Centre.
11/15 21:52:21 ET