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Craig Anderson makes 40 saves, Senators beat Canadiens 5-2 in exhibition game @NHLdotcom

Craig Anderson made 40 saves, Mark Stone and Cody Ceci each had a goal and two assists and the visiting Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 in an exhibition game Thursday night.

Mike Hoffman, Clarke MacArthur and Patrick Wiercioch also scored for Ottawa.

Andrei Markov and Nathan Beaulieu scored for Montreal, and Carey Price made 16 saves.

Montreal's Max Pacioretty, returning earlier than expected from a knee injury, wore the 'C' for the first time at the Bell Centre since being named captain at the start of training camp.

The teams will meet again Saturday night in Ottawa.



In Tampa, Florida, J.T. Brown broke a tie with 4:32 left, and Ben Bishop made 23 saves in the Lightning's 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars.

Nikita Kucherov and Valtteri Filppula also scored for Tampa Bay.

Curtis McKenzie and Valeri Nichushkin scored for Dallas, and Karin Lehtonen made 21 saves.

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