OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored at 3: 30 of further time to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday evening.
Drake Batherson and Josh Norris furthermore scored, and Matt Murray made 30 saves. The Senators are final in the NHL at 5-14-1 — with two of the victories coming in the three video games against Montreal.
“As a group we’re learning,” Tkachuk said. “I think after we obtain to those stop video games, even video games going into the gradual third or into further time. We don’t wish to upright obtain it to further time, we want to win. And we want to win whether or no longer it’s in regulation or further time. We want to maintain attacking, and maintain creating probabilities after which taking neutral accurate thing concerning the possibilities we had.”
Corey Perry and Carve Suzuki scored for Montreal, with Perry tying it at 2 with 5: 35 left in the third length. Jake Allen made 36 saves for the Canadiens, coming off a 5-3 house loss to NHL-leading Toronto on Saturday evening.
“I think we’re quite powerful all up in our gain heads gorgeous now.” Suzuki said. “I think upright overthinking it, playing no longer to lose. That’s never a accurate thing to attain. I think originally of the season we possess been in reality energized. Every person changed into once having fun. That’s upright gotten faraway from us.”
The groups will entire the two-game situation Tuesday evening in Ottawa.
Suzuki opened the scoring 1: 17 into the sport, wiring a shot off the put up and in the fetch past Murray.
Batherson tied it halfway throughout the first. As the forward drove to the fetch, he toe-dragged the puck sooner than falling to the ice. As he fell, the puck flippantly floated over Allen’s shoulder.
Ottawa regained the lead early in the third. Defenseman Nikita Zaitsev fired a shot that deflected off Norris’ stick. The puck then hit Allen’s stick sooner than flying over the netminder.
“Which that you would be in a position to perchance sight one of the most younger childhood are starting to obtain self belief and are starting to be powerful larger with the puck,” Senators coach D.J. Smith said. “A year ago, in further time, we’d upright be hanging on. And I upright thought we possess been attacking, we possess been awful.”
Perry forced further time, blowing past defenseman Erik Gudbranson along the wing, driving to the fetch and putting the puck below Murray’s left skate.