Good thing Canadiens don’t have to play in London or Paris.
Alexander Ovechkin scores four goals to beat them in Washington.
That one required overtime. In the capital of our great country, the Senators needed five minutes to put this one out of reach. The line of Jason Spezza, Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson scored six goals and amassed 15 points. Spezza had a career-best three goals and three assists.
Canadiens had not lost a game by five goals since january 2007 – in Ottawa.
Otawa’s defence controlled the Tomas Plekanec line and threw a blanket over the Canadiens’ power play. Canadiens hit five goalposts and showed signs of life after falling behind early, but when Heatley made it 4-0 in the second period, that was pretty much the ballgame.
It might be time to stop thinking about first place … and worrying about the playoffs.