Photo: Graham Hughes The canadian Press
Captain Shea Weber as well as forwards Phillip Danault and Tomas Tatar celebrate after scoring a goal in the third period.
The Montreal canadiens has scored four goals without response in the third period and defeated the Ottawa Senators by a score of 5-2 Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
Suddenly, the Canadian has won all three matches between the two teams over the last 11 nights, by scores quite identical, and provided to Claude Julien a 600th career win.
He grabbed the seventh place in the overall standings of the eastern conference, a point ahead of the Boston Bruins, who were inactive on Saturday night.
The Bruins, however, have a match in the bank, they will resume as soon as Sunday against the Sabres in Buffalo prior to visiting the Habs on Monday night, in the last game of the year 2018 in Montreal.
The explosion of the Habs began as early as the third minute of the third twenty when Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored his 4th goal of the season.
Then, in the middle of the period, nine seconds after the end of a minor penalty to Drake Batherson, Shea Weber scored his 4th also before Paul Byron, with his 7th about three minutes later, gives a cushion of two goals to his team.
Matthew Peca (3rd) and Jonathan Drouin (11th), empty net, scored the other goals for the Canadian, who took 47 shots against the guard reservist Mike McKenna.
The threads of the Senators against Carey Price have been the work of Colin White (9th) and Mikkel Boedker (4th). The men of Guy Boucher were limited to 18 shots towards Price, including eight during the first period.
In the Face of a private training of four key players, including forwards Matt Duchene and Jean-Gabriel Pageau, and who had left Craig Anderson on the bench because he had played the previous night in Detroit, the Canadian has dominated the first 40 minutes of the game.
However, the Canadian found himself facing a decline of 1-2 when began the third period, even if it led 28-11 in shots to goals. Once again, the inefficiency of the men of Claude Julien to take advantage of its opportunities with the advantage digital has done wrong.
Montreal tied it when Kotkaniemi beat McKenna with a superb shot of the cuffs of thirty feet. The washer is first placed between the legs of Bobby Ryan, who was then a makeshift defender, hit the post then the back of the custodian of the Senators before sliding slowly behind the red line.
And then, barely a minute later, the intensity increased tenfold on the ice and in the stands following a controversial decision of the arbitrators. When the Canadian was playing 4 against 5, Phillip Danault has found the back of the net, but the goal was refused because the officials have ruled that Artturi Lehkonen has been an over-reaction after having been hung by Thomas Chabot.
The decision drew the ire of Claude Julien and hearty boos among the crowd, but she seemed to give wings to players from Canada who have completely bottled the Senators the rest of the match.