Hockey bettors who backed the Canadiens on the moneyline Friday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Montreal easily handled Ottawa 7-1 at Scotiabank Place.
The Canadiens were a -115 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.
Tomas Plekanec (2), Brian Gionta, Andrei Kostitsyn, Benoit Pouliot, Max Pacioretty, and P.K. Subban each scored for the Canadiens in the victory. Pouliot opened the scoring for Montreal, finding the back of the net at 1:53 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Mathieu Darche and Yannick Weber.
Carey Price turned in a 33-save effort for the Canadiens.
Chris Kelly scored for the Senators, finding the net behind Carey Price.
Brian Elliott stopped 17 of 20 shots for the Senators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Montreal scored 2 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Ottawa went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Montreal outshot Ottawa 35-34 in the game.
Montreal looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Ducks. The Senators will aim to get back on the winning track vs Buffalo.