June 21st, 2024

Senators outlast Canadiens 5-4 in shootout

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on April 13, 2024.

Ottawa Senators goaltender Joonas Korpisalo tries to slide across the crease as Montreal Canadiens defenceman Mike Matheson scores during first period NHL action in Ottawa, Saturday, April 13, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA – Drake Batherson scored the shootout winner to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

The win allowed Ottawa to sweep the season series 3-0 and extend their winning streak against Montreal to nine games.

Brady Tkachuk had two goals and an assist, while Shane Pinto and Thomas Chabot also chipped in a goal for Ottawa (36-40-4). Joonas Korpisalo made 21 saves.

Cole Caufield led the way for Montreal with a pair of goals and Mike Matheson had his 11th for Montreal (30-36-14). Cayden Primeau stopped 39 shots.

With the game tied 3-3 Newhook put a shot on net that deflected off Ottawa’s Jakob Chychrun to put Montreal up 4-3 with 4:11 left in regulation, but with Korpisalo on the bench Chabot was able to tie the game with 1:05 remaining.

Tkachuk tied the game, 3-3, with his second power-play goal of the game 47 seconds into the third period.

Montreal took a 2-1 lead just 97 seconds into the second period when Caufield slid the puck under a sprawled out Korpisalo. They nearly had a 3-1 lead when the puck sat on the goal line shortly after, but the Senators were able to clear it.

Ottawa cut the lead back to one with a power-play goal at 8:36. Claude Giroux dropped a pass back to Pinto who snapped a shot from the slot, but Montreal replied with a power-play goal of its own with Caufield finding the top corner.

Montreal opened the scoring with a short-handed goal after Jake Sanderson had a rare turnover at the blue line allowing Matheson to break in alone and beat Korpisalo stick side.

Tkachuk tied the game with a power-play goal at 13:08 when he grabbed his own rebound out front and backhanded a shot past Primeau.


Ottawa C Tim Stutzle missed his fifth straight game with an upper-body injury. “¦ Montreal is without Kaiden Guhle (upper body), Joshua Roy (upper body). “¦ Referee Riley Brace, a native of Fitzroy Harbour – which is just west of downtown Ottawa – made his NHL debut Saturday.


Ottawa: Visits the New York Rangers on Monday.

Montreal: Visits the Detroit Red Wings on Montreal.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 13, 2024.

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