May 7, 2013
Senators comeback pushes Canadiens to the brink
Conacher forces overtime after Ottawa was down two goals
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

Senators forward Kyle Turris (right) celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Canadiens with teammates at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, May 7, 2013. (ERROL McGIHON/QMI Agency)

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators pulled off an unbelieveable comeback and are on the verge of doing the unthinkable.

Centre Kyle Turris scored the winner and pushed the heavily-favoured Montreal Canadiens to the brink of elimination after the Senators erased a two-goal third-period deficit for a 3-2 overtime victory Tuesday night in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal.

Turris fired it by Habs backup Peter Budaj at 2:32 of the overtime period to complete the comeback after Carey Price left the game at the end of the third with an undisclosed injury.

Cory Conacher tied the game in the dying seconds of the third and Mika Zibanejad also beat Price just when it looked like the Senators were going to allow the Habs to steal the victory in front of a sellout crowd of 20,500 at Scotiabank Place.

“I was just trying to throw something on the net. Luckily, it went in,” said Turris. “We know Game 5 is going to be a lot tougher. We’ve got to play a full 60 minutes instead just the last 20.”



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