Kyle Turris scored on backup goaltender Peter Budaj at 2:32 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the Canadiens Tuesday night at Scotiabank Place. The win gave the Senators a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The Senators forced the overtime when they pulled goaltender Craig Anderson for an extra attacker and rookie Cory Conacher scored during a goalmouth scramble with 22.6 seconds remaining in regulation time. The Senators kept the pressure on in the final minute with the help of two highly suspect icing calls against the Canadiens. No second-period blues: The second period has not been kind to the Canadiens this season but that changed as P.K. Subban and Alex Galchenyuk scored to give Montreal a 2-0 lead. On the day he was named as one of the three finalists for the Norris Trophy, which goes to the NHL's top defenceman, Subban opened the scoring at 2:52 on a setup from Tomas Plekanec. Galchenyuk scored his first-ever playoff goal at 3:54 when he beat Craig Anderson off the rush after taking a pass from Jeff Halpern. Price bounces back: Goaltender Carey Price, who allowed 10 goals in his two losses, made 30 saves in regulation but appeared to suffer an injury as the third period ended. He was replaced by Budaj in the overtime. Price lost his shutout when Mika Zibanejad was credited with a goal at 8:55 of the third period. There was a review of the play after Chris Neil's pass from the corner went off Zibanejad's skate, but the ruling was that he didn't make a kicking motion.
Sens beat Habs in OT to go up 3-1 in series
Montreal Gazette | May 8