Minus Lars Eller, Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta, the Canadiens came out on fire Friday, defeating the Ottawa Senators 3-1 and tying their series 1-1. Bouncing back after a deflating first game, the Habs were led by the strong play of Carey Price, Rene Bourque, and Ryan White - White playing what was likely the best game of his young NHL career.
Brandon Prust and Raphael Diaz also played inspriing hockey, as Montreal avenged the game one hit on Lars Eller the best way any team can - with a win.
The Habs now head to Ottawa for a rare Sunday night tilt with the Senators, an arena where Carey Price has gone 6-0-2 in his last eight starts. Ottawa often seems like a home game for the Habs, as thousands of Montrealers and local fans pack the arena. Montreal hopes to have Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty back in the lineup, while the Senators seem likely to swap Cory Conacher back in for Matt Kassian, who had little to no discernable impact for the Sens on Friday night.
Game three. ...