May 9, 2013
Ottawa Senators send Montreal Canadiens packing with Game 5 victory
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson shakes hands with Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban after the Senators eliminated the Canadiens in Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal at the Bell Centre in Montreal, May 9, 2013. (CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/Reuters)

MONTREAL - The Senators crashed the Montreal Canadiens' party and ordered up another round.

Oh baby, what a night.

The Senators, ranked No. 7 in the East, sent the heavily-favoured Habs to an early summer Thursday night with an easy 6-1 victory at the packed Bell Centre in Game 5.

Craig Anderson's stellar play earned him his first playoff series win. Cory Conacher had two goals, while Daniel Alfredsson, Kyle Turris, Erik Condra and Zack Smith also scored as Ottawa advanced past Round 1 for the first time since a trip to the Stanley Cup final in 2007.

"This year has been about proving people wrong and I've gotta say it feels pretty good," said defenceman Chris Phillips, one of only three players left from the roster six years ago.



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