Peter Regin scored the winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over the Canadiens Monday night at Scotiabank Place. The goal brought an end to a goaltending duel between the Senators’ Ben Bishop, who made 44 saves, and the Canadiens’ Carey Price, who made 23 saves.
Ottawa’s Jakob Silverberg and Montreal’s David Desharnais also scored in the shootout.
What it means: The Canadiens emerged from the game in first place in the Eastern Conference despite the loss. They picked up a point and are one point ahead of idle Pittsburgh. Ottawa is one point back of the Canadiens in the Northeast Division.
Home sweet home: The win improved Ottawa’s record at home to 9-1-2. It’s the best record in the NHL. The Canadiens fell to 4-2-1 on the road and continue to have trouble with Northeast Division teams. They are 2-5-1 in the division.
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