That’s why they’ve won 13 games.
Make it 14.
Trailing 1-0 well into the third period, the Ottawa Senators take control with two quick goals en route to a 3-1 win.
Martin Gerber stymied the Canadiens long enough for Ottawa to seize momentum and take cntrol, largely on the strength of dominant play by Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley. Playing without centre Jason Spezza, the star wingers got rolling when Senators coach John Paddock put Randy Robitaille between them, subbing for Mike Fisher.
Canadiens played about 50 solid minutes. But down the stretch they couldn’t get back into the game. They were second on the puck, lost faceoffs … it turned really ugly really fast.
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