CFN – Ah, that stupid song Habs fans love to sing, singing it far to early showing how obnoxious they can be; but that burned them as the Ottawa Senators jammed home two goals in the third period behind a Carey Price who let two through the five hole.
Montreal put a lot of shots on Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson; but it took a brutal injury to Lars Eller for Montreal to get two second period goals; one by rookie Smurf Brendan Gallagher on the power play.
PK Subban put on a clinic, but most of Montreal’s vets were quiet and Max Pacioretty’s effort was not his best ever.
Rene Bourque had a glorious second period scoring Montreal’s first goal and nicking Anderson in the gullet nearly sending the Ottawa goalie to the bench.
Ottawa never gave up with Jakob Silfverberg and Marc Methot giving the Sens the lead.
Montreal just didn’t put pressure on Erik Karlsson who scored the Sens first goal and assisted on their second. PK Subban was the best Hab on the ice. His hit on Chris Neil was Emelin-escent.
The big hit was on Lars Eller by Eric Gryba.
Montreal came close late in the third period when Brandon Prust was tied up with Anderson and the puck went into the net; but the referee waved off the goal.
Former Hab Guillaume Latendresse showed that if you crash the net good things can happen as he scored Ottawa’s fourth goal of the night.
For the Sens Craig Anderson was their best player with over 50 saves; but young Jakob Silfverberg really shined as well. The Sens never gave up and unlike the Habs when they had the lead they didn’t sit back while fans sang, but put the pedal to the medal and got that crucial extra goal.
Erik Karlsson led on offense with a goal, an assist, and was +3 for the night along with d partner Marc Methot.
Montreal lost a step and seemed to be giving up. Josh Gorges had the worst night for the Habs going -3. Montreal out shot Ottawa 50-31.