The Ottawa Senators eliminated the Montreal Canadiens from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 6-1 win in game 5.
The injury plagued Canadiens were out of steam. They were without goalie Carey Price, captain Brian Gionta, center Lars Eller, forward Brandon Prust, and center Ryan White. They played well at first, but the Senators took over when Zack Smith scored a goal two minutes in.
P.K. Subban scored Montreal’s only goal with only 15 seconds left in the first. They ended the period fired up and the arena pumped, but it would not last.
Ottawa was not going to give up. Montreal was running out of energy and Kyle Turris’s short-handed goal in the second period was the last straw. After that the Canadiens did not play well.
The third period was all Ottawa and the three goals were all scored on the power play. Montreal could not score on goalie Craig Anderson. He stopped 33 of 34 shots. Montreal goalie Peter Budaj made his first playoff stop and only stopped 23 of 29 shots.
The Senators advance to the second round and they do not know their next opponent.