Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Cory Conacher tallied twice and Craig Anderson
stopped 33 shots as the Ottawa Senators finished off the short-handed Montreal
Canadiens with a 6-1 victory in Game 5 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal
from Bell Centre.
Erik Condra posted a goal and two assists for the Senators, who took the
series four games to one and advanced to the second round for the first time
since reaching the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007.
Kyle Turris, Zack Smith and Daniel Alfredsson also scored as Ottawa posted its
first playoff-series win over the Habs since the original Sens won a two-game,
total-goals set in 1927.
P.K. Subban notched the lone score for the Canadiens, who lasted just five
games while dealing with the absences of captain Brian Gionta (bicep surgery),
forwards Lars Eller (concussion, broken nose), Brandon Prust and Ryan White
(upper-body) and starting goaltender Carey Price -- who sustained an
unspecified lower-body injury late in Game 4.
Peter Budaj made his first career playoff start and was shelled for all six
goals on 29 shots.
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