It was a night for Local Heroes.
The Senators ended their five-game losing streak at home with a 4-1 victory over the arch-rival Montreal Canadiens led by the winner from Ottawa native Marc Methot and the first NHL goal from Stittsville’s Mark Borowiecki.
Not only did the Senators stretch their record to 5-0-2 against Eastern Conference opponents, a 33-save performance by Robin Lehner in front of 19,292 at the Canadian Tire Centre served notice Ottawa is on the road to recovery.
“I can’t really describe the feeling. It’s pretty cool,” said Borowiecki. “I really like fighting, I really like hitting but scoring goals pretty sweet to. It’s definitely a great feeling.”
Bobby Ryan chipped in with a two-point effort and Kyle Turris put it away in an empty net. Only Andrei Markov was able to beat Lehner, who was solid as the Ottawa renewed acquaintances with last spring’s first round opponent.
It was the club’s first victory at home since the opener Oct. 17 against the New Jersey Devi...