Habs salvage a point against banged-up Sens
The battered and bruised Ottawa Senators got a huge performance out of their huge netminder, Ben Bishop, en-route to a 2-1 shootout win over the Habs at Scotiabank Place.
With a number of their top players in sick bay, the Sens won their fifth straight, with Bishop kicking out 44 shots on a night when the Canadiens outshot Ottawa 45-24.
The Sens got on the scoreboard at 6:49 of the second period when Dave Dziurzysnki beat Carey Price from a soft angle. Andrei Markov tied it with four seconds remaining in the middle frame, on the power play: his 5th goal of the season. The goal snapped an eight-game pointless drought for Markov.
The Canadiens hit three posts on their way to overtime and then to the shootout, which went five rounds. Peter Regin scored what proved to be the winner. Tomas Plekanec had a chance to take this to a sixth round of shots, but failed to beat Bishop.
There was a huge turnout by Habs fans, and a huge ovation for Guy Lafleur, in the stands.