It wasn’t easy.
Carey Price had to make 32 saves.
But your Montreal Canadiens edged the Ottawa Senators 2-1 for their fifth straight win at the Bell Centre.
All the scoring was done in the first period.
Jacob Silfverberg split the Canadiens defence and beat Carey Price on an Ottawa power play less than two minutes into the game.
David Desharnais, with his third goal of the weekend, tied it up 55 seconds later, converting a pass from surprise starter Max Pacioretty.
Then with Kyle Turris just out of the box and too late to help, Erik Cole gave the Canadiens a lead that would stand up for 48-plus minutes.