Senators 2, Canadiens 1 (SO)

Don Brennan, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators won their third shootout in a week, outdueling the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Monday night at Scotiabank Place.
Scoring the decisive goal was Peter Regin, who had missed the previous seven games with a chest injury.
The verdict extended the Senators winning streak to five games.
Ottawa's Ben Bishop made 44 saves through three periods and overtime. Carey Price had stopped 23 shots in the Montreal goal heading into the shootout.
Regin hit the post with three seconds left in overtime. Bishop made two big saves off Andrei Markov with Kyle Turris in the box during the five-minute overtime.
The Canadiens have gone eight games without losing in regulation.
Dave Dzuirzynski broke a scoreless tie 6:49 into the second period with a slap shot from the top of the left circle that went just under Price's catching mitt and inside the far post. It was the second NHL goal for Dzuirzynski, who was playing his sixth game for Ottawa since being recalled from the AHL affiliate.
Bishop and his friends kept the Senators in front until Chris Neil took a rough penalty late in the middle period. Markov broke through with a power-play point blast 3.8 seconds from the second intermission. It was the 30th shot on goal for the Habs, not counting the three that had hit posts to that point.
It was also the fifth goal of the season for Markov, all of which have come on the power play.
NOTES: Senators center Jason Spezza skated Monday morning, the first time he had been on the ice since undergoing back surgery Feb. 1. The NHL's fourth-leading scorer last season remains on target for a mid- to late-March return. ... Also making an appearance before the team's morning skate was NHL goaltending leader Craig Anderson, who suffered an ankle sprain Feb. 21. "He went on the ice, but he didn't skate," Senators coach Paul MacLean said. "It was more just a test than anything." At the time of his injury, Anderson was expected to miss two or three games. ... The Canadiens were in first place on Feb. 25 for the first time since 1993, when they went on to win the Stanley Cup. ... The game was the 500th for defenseman Francis Bouillon in a Canadiens jersey. ... All four of Montreal's regulation-time defeats heading into Monday had come at the hands of Northeast Division rivals. ... Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson entered the game with 420 career goals. The rest of the Ottawa lineup had a combined 524.

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