MONTREAL (AP) Carey Price made 25 saves to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night for their third straight win.
Jonathan Drouin and Phillip Danault scored in the second period for Montreal. Price improved to 3-0-0 while allowing just two goals on 100 shots since he returned last week after missing 10 games with a lower body injury.
Mark Stone scored his 14th goal for Ottawa, which has lost seven games in a row for it’s longest skid since also going 0-6-1 in 2012.
The Senators have not won since sweeping a pair of games from Colorado in Stockholm, Sweden, on Nov. 10-11.
Ottawa goalie Mike Condon, pressed into service by Montreal when Price missed most of the 2015-16 season with an injury, started against his former team for the first time and finished with 28 saves.
The Senators struck short-handed when Stone intercepted Alex Galchenyuk’s pass at the right point, skated in alone and beat Price with a backhander 4:02 into the game.
Drouin tied it 2:56 into the second on a penalty shot after he was hooked from behind on a breakaway by Cody Ceci. Drouin beat Condon with a low wrist shot off a post. The last Canadiens player to score on a penalty shot was Dale Weise against Boston on Nov. 13, 2014.
Danault darted to the net to one-time Andrew Shaw’s feed past Condon at 5:14 for his first goal in 15 games.
NOTES: Senators defenseman and captain Erik Karlsson has not scored a point in his last seven games. … Canadiens D Shea Weber missed a fifth straight game with a lower-body injury. … The Canadiens paid tribute to Mark Recchi in a pregame ceremony for his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. His name and number were added to the ring of honor at the Bell Centre. Video tributes were read on the scoreboard from former teammates Saku Koivu and Vincent Damphousse. Recchi scored 120 goals in 346 games in five seasons in Montreal in the 1990s. His picture will go up in the dressing room with the team’s 47 other Hall of Famers.
Senators: At the New York Islanders in the second game of a seven-game trip.
Canadiens: At Detroit on Thursday night to open a home-and-home set.
Source: Fox Sports