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42-31-9

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Ottawa Senators 4, Montréal Canadiens 2 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Ottawa Senators 4, Montréal Canadiens 2 FINAL
Ottawa Senators 4, Montréal Canadiens 2

MONTREAL (AP) - The Ottawa Senators have depth beyond the Dominator.

Daniel Alfredsson scored twice and Ray Emery stopped 27 shots in his first start of the season as the Ottawa Senators extended their winning streak to four Tuesday night with a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

Alfredsson, who also scored in Monday's 6-5 shootout win over Toronto, tied it at 2 late in the second period with a short-handed goal. He added his fifth of the season on a power play at 14:35 of the third to put Ottawa up 4-2.

The Senators captain liked what he saw from Emery, who made his first appearance after regular goalie Dominik Hasek got Ottawa's season off to a 3-0 start.

``He played great and he looked really calm in there, not nervous at all,'' Alfredsson said. ``It was nice to see. He came in and made the big stops when he needed to.''

Antoine Vermette gave the Senators their second lead of the game 2:58 into the third period when he redirected Chris Phillips' point shot past Jose Theodore, who complained in vain that Vermette interfered with him just before the shot.

``There was contact,'' Theodore said. ``Yes, he got out of the way, but it put me out of position.''

Canadiens coach Claude Julien acknowledged that the NHL's crackdown on infractions favors offensive situations.

``We've tried to discuss that about giving the defensemen a chance to maybe help out our goaltenders a little bit more,'' Julien said. ``Listen, these new rules, it doesn't mean they're perfect. They're good, we need to adjust to them and hopefully down the road we'll make some small adjustments to them.''

Phillips also assisted on Zdeno Chara's first of the season, which opened the scoring 2:27 in.

Emery assisted on Alfredsson's short-handed effort at 18:55 of the second.

``It was a situation where I didn't know if I was going to get a chop at the puck, because it was in that little corner there,'' Emery said. ``Once it came out, I just whacked it around and the guys threw it up and Alfie buried it, so it was cool to get on the scoresheet, too.''

Saku Koivu and Steve Begin scored for Montreal, which drew a capacity crowd of 21,273 for its home opener after the Canadiens won their first three road games.

Chara beat Theodore with a slap shot from the point to put Ottawa ahead early, but Montreal tied it at 14:26 of the first when Koivu put Alexei Kovalev's pass from behind the net past Emery from the edge of the crease.

Begin scored a short-handed goal 7:48 into the second, taking a flip pass from Tomas Plekanec while he was covered by Dany Heatley and redirecting it into an open right side.

Alfredsson quieted the crowd with 1:05 left in the period when he put a shot through the legs of defenseman Francis Bouillon and past Theodore to tie it.

Notes: Mike Fisher (upper body injury) and Christoph Schubert were scratched from the Ottawa lineup. ... Montreal sat Richard Zednik (groin), Mike Komisarek and Pierre Dagenais.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:27
OTT
Zdeno Chara (1) ASST: Chris Phillips (1), Chris Neil (2)
1 - 0 OTT
14:26
MTL
Saku Koivu (1) ASST: Alex Kovalev (5)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
07:48
MTL
SHG - Steve Begin (2) ASST: Tomas Plekanec (2)
2 - 1 MTL
18:55
OTT
SHG - Daniel Alfredsson (4) ASST: Andrej Meszaros (2), Ray Emery (1)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
02:58
OTT
Antoine Vermette (1) ASST: Chris Phillips (2), Peter Schaefer (2)
3 - 2 OTT
14:35
OTT
PPG - Daniel Alfredsson (5) ASST: Dany Heatley (4), Andrej Meszaros (3)
4 - 2 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
03:47
MTL
Chris Higgins  Interference against  Wade Redden
08:36
OTT
Dany Heatley  Hooking
09:50
MTL
Alex Kovalev  Interference on goalkeeper against  Ray Emery
14:40
MTL
Niklas Sundstrom  Hi-sticking
20:00
OTT
Wade Redden  Roughing against  Steve Begin
20:00
MTL
Steve Begin  Roughing against  Wade Redden
2nd Period
07:09
MTL
Andrei Markov  Interference against  Bryan Smolinski
09:33
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Interference
13:06
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Fighting (maj) against  Raitis Ivanans
13:06
OTT
Zdeno Chara  Cross checking against  Raitis Ivanans
13:06
MTL
Raitis Ivanans  Fighting (maj) against  Zdeno Chara
13:06
MTL
Raitis Ivanans  Roughing against  Zdeno Chara
13:27
MTL
Sheldon Souray  Hooking against  Daniel Alfredsson
14:08
MTL
Steve Begin  Tripping against  Martin Havlat
17:14
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Mike Ribeiro
3rd Period
10:53
MTL
Radek Bonk  Hi-sticking against  Peter Schaefer
10:53
MTL
Radek Bonk  Hi-sticking against  Peter Schaefer
goalie stats
Ray Emery
SA: 29TOI: 60:00
Saves: 27EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .931SH: 4 - 5
Jose Theodore
SA: 32TOI: 58:26
Saves: 28EV: 16 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 12
SV%: .875SH: 1 - 2