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MTL@OTT: Postgame

Habs end their eight-game losing skid and get their first win of 2020

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

KANATA - The Canadiens beat the Senators 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Canadiens got the first goal of the game towards the middle of the first period. With Dylan DeMelo in the sin bin for cross-checking, rookie Nick Suzuki wired a precision shot to beat goalie Marcus Hogberg and give Montreal a 1-0 lead.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: #GoHabsGo

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Ok, Nick. Ok.🤤#GoHabsGo

Suzuki scored his ninth goal of the season - and fourth on the power play - with his former Junior teammates from the Owen Sound Attack in the building to witness the tally.

Tomas Tatar and Jeff Petry earned assists on the play.

The Habs headed to the room with a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes, and both teams registered eight shots on goal in the opening frame.

Goalie Carey Price was sharp in the first, making several key saves.

The score didn't change in the second period and Claude Julien's troops were still enjoying a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes of play.

The home team, meanwhile, was leading 24-15 in shots through two periods.

The two teams would need overtime to decide this one, and it would be Ilya Kovalchuk scoring his first as a Canadien to end the game and the Habs' losing streak with it.

The Habs are back in action on Monday night with a visit from the Calgary Flames at the Bell Centre. For tickets to that game, click here.

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