Time to panic? Habs losing streak continues as Sens win 5-4 in shootout
Ottawa Senators right wing Drake Batherson (19) slams Montreal Canadiens left wing Tomas Tatar (90) into the net during first period NHL action in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
MONTREAL -- Josh Norris scored the shootout winner to give the Ottawa Senators a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at Canadian Tire Centre.
Tim Stutzle also beat Montreal goalie Carey Price in the shootout. Ottawa's Brady Tkachuk opened with a miss and Senators netminder Matt Murray stopped Corey Perry and Jonathan Drouin.
It capped a wild and entertaining game between the two rivals.
Both teams had excellent chances in the overtime session. Stutzle had two glorious opportunities but couldn't convert and Montreal's Tyler Toffoli was stoned on a breakaway with about a minute to go.
It looked like Montreal's Brendan Gallagher had scored the winner with 2.1 seconds left in regulation but the goal was waved off after a review due to goaltender interference.
Tkachuk scored twice for Ottawa with Drake Batherson and Erik Brannstrom adding singles. Shea Weber had two goals for Montreal. Drouin and Toffoli had a goal apiece.