Montreal Canadiens knock off Ottawa Senators with OT shocker

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban celebrates his overtime game-winning goal against Ottawa...

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban celebrates his overtime game-winning goal against Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Jan. 16, 2014. (DARREN BROWN/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:55 PM ET

OTTAWA - The Senators served up their own brand of firewagon hockey Thursday night.

And, in the end, got burned.

The Senators did the unthinkable by spotting the Montreal Canadiens a 3-0 lead in the first period, mounted a marvellous comeback and then dropped a disappointing 5-4 OT decision as P.K. Subban scored the winner in front of 19,217 at the Canadian Tire Centre

Though Carey Price was outstanding with 40 stops in regulation, Erik Karlsson led the attack with three-points while Kyle Turris, Bobby Ryan and Clarke MacArthur also scored. Tomas Plekanec had two for the Habs while David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty also beat Craig Anderson.

Subban scored only 23 seconds into OT to give the Habs an important two points and keep the Senators from tying the Washington Capitals for the final wildcard spot in the East. Anderson allowed five goals on only 23 shots.

It was a difficult loss for the Senators to swallow as they held the lead going into the third period and then were the victims of an unfortunate bounce.


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