The Canadiens blew leads of 1-0 and 3-1 in regulation time.
But goals by Alex Galcheyuk and Lars Eller won the Shootout and kept the Canadiens atop the Eastern Conference standings, where they’ve been for 21 days.
Ottawa had three shots in the third period … one of which was Patrick Wiercioch’s very stoppable “drive” that went through Carey Price’s legs.
Robin Lehrer was bombarded with 45 shots … kind of like Ben Bishop the last time.
The Canadiens got goals from Lars Eller and, on the power play, Brendan Gallagher and P.K. Subban in regulation.
Ottawa scorers were Mika Zibanejad, Daniel F. Alfredsson and Wiercioch.
Price made 29 saves in regulation and two in the Shootout (Daniel F. and Kyle Turris).
Ottawa outhit the home team by a whopping 39-18.
Galchenyuk: GOAL! Shelf Daddy after six moves
Daniel F.: Save
Silfverberg: Beautiful goal