Canadiens handle Senators, sweep home-and-home

Canadiens handle Senators, sweep home-and-home

OTTAWA — The Montreal Canadiens swept a home-and-home series with the Ottawa Senators, winning 5-2 at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.

Paul Byron scored twice for Montreal (14-10-5), which won 5-2 at Bell Centre on Tuesday.

Carey Price made 19 saves for the Canadiens, who are 3-1-0 in their past four games after a five-game losing streak.

Mark Stone and Colin White scored, and Craig Anderson made 38 saves for Ottawa (12-14-3), which had won three in a row before playing Montreal.

The Canadiens outshot the Senators 43-21, and 84-51 in the two games.

Stone’s wrist shot got through traffic to give the Senators a 1-0 lead at 7:58 of the first period. Petry’s wrist shot from the right point tied it 1-1 at 8:18.

Byron chipped a cross-crease pass from Phillip Danault to make it 2-1 at 11:03 of the second period. Shaw one-timed a pass from Jonathan Drouin at the top of the crease to give the Canadiens a 3-1 lead at 15:42.

Video: MTL@OTT: Byron puts home feed from Danault

The Senators made it 3-2 with 1:10 left when White got a rebound in the slot on the power play.

Brendan Gallagher tipped a point shot that hit the post, banked off Anderson’s skate and trickled into the net to make it 4-2 at 3:19 of the third period. Byron scored into an empty net to make it 5-2 at 17:28.

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