MONTREAL - The Canadiens edged the Senators 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday night at the Bell Centre.
Head coach Claude Julien made a few lineup switches ahead of the contest.
After being recalled from the AHL's Laval Rocket earlier in the day, forward Ryan Poehling played his first game with the big club since November 12.
Poehling replaced Matthew Peca, who suffered an injury against the Penguins on Tuesday.
There was also a change in between the pipes. Cayden Primeau made the second start of his young NHL career.
It was the 20-year-old's first outing since December 5 against Colorado.
For his part, Phillip Danault suited up for his 300th career NHL game.
During the pregame warmup, good buddies Nate Thompson and Max Domi revealed a "secret handshake" of sorts before battling their Atlantic Division rivals.
It certainly proved to be good luck for Domi, who made a wonderful tape-to-tape pass to Nick Cousins to open the scoring with 6:24 remaining in the first period.
The power play marker was Cousins' fourth goal of the season.
We also enjoyed this solid hit from Uncle Nate during the opening frame...
There were no goals to report in the second period.
Primeau, in particular, continued his outstanding work with 26 saves through 40 minutes of play… and the fans definitely appreciated it.
Tomas Tatar put the Canadiens up by a pair just 29 seconds into the third period.
It was his 11th goal of the season, and his second in as many games.
Phillip Danault and Brendan Gallagher both collected assists on the play to extend their respective point streaks to five straight games.
Unfortunately, Brady Tkachuk responded for the Senators with a power play goal just four minutes later.
That cut the Canadiens' lead to 2-1.
Then, Connor Brown tied things up for Ottawa with 6:55 remaining in regulation.
That capped the scoring through 60 minutes, so overtime was required.
Defenseman Ben Chiarot scored the game-winning goal in the extra frame.
The Habs will be back in action on Saturday night when they play host to the Detroit Red Wings at the Bell Centre.