Ottawa Senators drop second-straight shootout with 4-3 loss to Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon (55) hits Sens tough guy Chris Neil during the 2nd...

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon (55) hits Sens tough guy Chris Neil during the 2nd period of their NHL game on Wednesday evening at the Bell Centre. PIERRE-PAUL POULIN/QMI Agency

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:04 AM ET

MONTREAL - Describing the Senators as pesky doesn’t do them justice.

Persistent would be more accurate. And in some ways, they have become predictable.

The Senators erased a two-goal deficit, but still managed to pick up a point as Lars Eller scored in the shootout to hand Ottawa a 4-3 loss to the first-place Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night at the Bell Centre.

Though goalie Robin Lehner made 42 stops in 65 minutes, he wasn’t pleased with his effort in the shootout.



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