Senators vs. Canadiens: Habs Explode for 3 Third-Period Goals in Win

December 8th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
The Ottawa Senators have been having a rough time of things lately, with star forwards Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson each having gone seven games without a point. In addition, Alex Kovalev—whose name has been circulating in rumors as a possible trade acquisition target by the Montreal Canadiens—has gone five games without a point.

It's no wonder, then, that the Sens are currently outside looking in on the playoff picture.

The Canadiens, riding a two-game winning streak, showed no mercy for their struggling opponent, dominating the neutral zone to outshooting the Senators 13-6 in the first period. Michael Cammalleri opened the scoring on the power play when he picked up his own rebound and put it high past Pascal Leclaire. The goal marked the 19th time the Habs have scored the first goal in 28 games.

Their record when scoring first now stands at 16-2-1.

A Habs turnover on a late first-period power play allowed the Sens to tie it up with nine seconds to play. With an assist on the goal, Jason Spezza finally broke his seven-game pointless drought.

Unfortunately for the Canadiens, they stopped skating in ...

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