There's no stopping the sizzling Senators. The names of the heroes were familiar on Hockey Night in Canada as goalie Craig Anderson stopped 32 shots in regulation and captain Daniel Alfredsson scored the winner in the shootout in a 3-2 victory over the Canadiens. Alfredsson sent the crowd at the Bell Centre home unhappy as he beat Carey Price on the last shot in the skills contest. For his part, the solid Anderson stopped all three Habs shooters in Ottawa's fourth straight victory. Alfredsson is 4-for-4 in the shootout this season. He felt Ottawa was fortunate to get the win. "They started better than we did and Andy kept us in the game," said Alfredsson, who has 102 career points vs. Montreal in 82 games. "They're a stingy team. They don't want to quit and they found a way to tie it up. "Andy was huge in the shootout by stopping all three shots. They played well, Andy played unbelievable and he gave me a chance to win it for us." Jason Spezza and Kyle Turris scored in regulation for the Senators, who picked up their first victory of the season over Montreal in three attempts. Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec scored for Montreal. The Senators looked like they were going to escape with the victory in regulation, but Pacioretty tied it up at 19:21 with the goalie pulled, picking up a rebound when Ottawa was unable to clear the puck out of its own zone. With Plekanec serving a double-minor for high-sticking Zack Smith, Spezza scored only 22 seconds into the power play by firing a blast by Price high on the glove side at 13:42 that could have been the winner until Pacioretty tied it.
Alfredsson drops Habs in shootout
Ottawa Sun | Jan 15