Karlsson gets shootout winner as Senators edge Canadiens 4-3
Montreal Canadiens' David Desharnais (51) fans on a shot against Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the shootout in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Erik Karlsson scored the winner in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Tom Pyatt, Ryan Dzingel and Zack Smith scored in regulation for the Senators, who have won two straight to open the season. Craig Anderson made 21 saves.
Jeff Petry scored twice and Artturi Lehkonen got his first NHL goal for the Canadiens. Al Montoya stopped 35 shots.
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Pyatt tied the score 3-3 off a great pass from Dzingel to beat Montoya stick side with 2:33 remaining in the third period.
Dzingel and Smith scored in the first period to put the Senators up 2-0. Petry's power-play goal late in the second got the Canadiens on the scoreboard. Lehkonen tied it early in the third and Petry's second put Montreal at the 9-minute mark.