Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/30/13
OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators were led by their oldest and youngest Swedes as they defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 Wednesday night at a packed Scotiabank Place. Second-period power-play goals 1:58 apart by Daniel Alfredsson and Mika Zibanejad broke open a tie game and sparked the Senators to the win over their closest rivals. It was the first goal of the season for the 40-year-old Alfredsson, and for the 19-year old Zibanejad, it was the first goal of his NHL career. Both came with Montreal's Ryan White serving a double minor after he was nailed for roughing and then arguing the call. Tomas Plekanec opened the scoring for Montreal early in the first period, but Senators goalie Craig Anderson put on another scintillating performance after that. Anderson, who has the NHL's best goals-against-average, improved his record to 5-0-1 by turning back 31 shots. His most impressive stops came in the third period -- two off Brandon Prust and one off Erik Cole -- when the Habs wer...
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