Game 79: Heatley does in Canadiens

Senators’ Chris Campoli beats Jaro Halak with Ottawa’s first goal of the game.
Christinne Muschi, Reuters

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At a Glance: The Canadiens got some bad news before Monday night’s game when they learned Mathieu Schneider will miss the rest of the season and Andrei Markov will be out for three weeks, but the news didn’t get much better once they hit the ice against the Ottawa Senators. The Sens, already eliminated from postseason contention, put a wrench in the Canadiens postseason push with a 3-2 win at the Bell Centre.

• Key Moment:
Dany Heatley scored goals 38 seconds apart in the third period to erase a 2-1 Montreal lead. 

• What It Means:
The Canadiens wasted a chance to move up in the Eastern Conference standings as they played the game in hand they had over the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers. They remain in seventh spot with 92 points, three ahead of the New York Rangers.

• Who’s Next:
The Canadiens leave Montreal immediately and head to New York where they will take on the Rangers Tuesday night. On Thursday, the Canadiens are in Boston to take on the Bruins.

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