Senators Down Montreal 5-1 - Match Report
Ottawa cruised to victory on Wednesday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Canadiens at Scotiabank Place.
Bettors who backed the Senators were rewarded as -145 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Daniel Alfredsson, Chris Phillips, Chris Neil, Jim O'Brien, and Mika Zibanejad each scored for the Senators in the victory. O'Brien opened the scoring for Ottawa, finding the back of the net at 7:53 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Erik Karlsson and Erik Condra.
Craig Anderson stopped 31 of 32 Montreal shots in the victory.
Tomas Plekanec scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Craig Anderson.
Peter Budaj stopped 22 of 27 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Ottawa scored 2 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Montreal went 1-for-6 with the man advantage.
Ottawa lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 32-27.
Ottawa looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hurricanes. The Canadiens will aim to get back on the winning track vs Buffalo.