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Sens in power position

Habs pushed to edge of cliff in quarter-final

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OTTAWA --The Ottawa Senators have adopted the "Pesky Sens" nickname this season.

They lived up to that moniker in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night.

Kyle Turris scored at 2:32 of overtime as the Senators fought back from a 2-0 third-period deficit to defeat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 and grab a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarter-final.

Turris took a shot from the sideboards that snuck past Habs backup goalie Peter Budaj, who came on for injured starter Carey Price at the start of overtime.

"That was a bit of a lucky shot tonight but I'll take it," Turris said. "How we did it tonight, sticking around and kind of giving ourselves a chance to win ...

"You know, pesky."

A team ravaged by injuries all season, the Senators found a way to make the playoffs with a patchwork roster and now have the East's No. 2 seed on the brink of elimination.

"I really thought it was a heck of a playoff game," said Senators coach Paul MacLean, who could barely hide his smile. "They were better than us for a while, we were better than them for a while and at the end of the night we get a goal to tie it up late and a goal in overtime ... that's the Stanley Cup playoffs."

Mika Zibanejad and Cory Conacher had the other goals for Ottawa, which got 26 saves from Craig Anderson in a game that the Canadiens controlled for lengthy stretches.

"We came to play. We came to play and that's exactly what we did," said Canadiens coach Michel Therrien, whose team will look to stay alive in Game 5 at home on Thursday night. "We certainly deserved a better fate.

"It's one of those nights ... tough to explain."

P.K. Subban and Alex Galchenyuk scored 62 seconds apart in the second period for Montreal.

Price, who made 30 saves for the Canadiens two nights after allowing all six goals in Ottawa's 6-1 victory in Game 3, suffered a lower-body injury at the end of regulation. Therrien said he didn't have an update on Price's status for the rest of a series that has seen a little bit of everything through four games.

Down 2-0 nothing in the third period and with little going their way offensively, the Senators finally beat Price when Zibanejad's goal off his skate at 11:55 from in close stood after video review.

Ottawa continued to push and tied it with 22.6 seconds left in regulation when Conacher scored off a scramble in front with Anderson on the bench to send the crowd of 20,500 at Scotiabank Place into a frenzy.

Turris, who scored in overtime against the New York Rangers in Game 4 of last year's first-round playoff series, then beat Budaj from a bad angle for the winner.

 

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 8, 2013 D3

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