Canadiens Down Ottawa 5-1 - Match Report
Montreal cruised to victory on Friday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Senators at Bell Centre.
Montreal was an underdog by +117 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Montreal got goals from Erik Cole (3), Petteri Nokelainen, and Lars Eller in the victory. Cole opened the scoring at 0:29 of the first period.
Carey Price turned in a 37-save effort for the Canadiens.
Ottawa got a goal from Jason Spezza in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Craig Anderson stopped 20 of 23 shots for the Senators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Montreal went 2-for-7, while the Senators were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Ottawa by a margin of 38-32.
Montreal looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flyers. The Senators will aim to get back on the winning track vs Pittsburgh.