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Craig Anderson made 48 saves and the Ottawa Senators staged a third-period comeback to beat the Canadiens, 4-2, Thursday night in Montreal in the opening game of the first playoff series between the geographic rivals.
The Canadiens set team playoff records with 27 shots in the second period and 50 overall. Wasn’t enough: Anderson outplayed Montreal goalie Carey Price, who stopped 27 shots at the other end.
The Canadiens will try to solve Anderson and the Senators in Game 2 Friday without Lars Eller, who was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher bleeding heavily from the face and taken to a hospital. He suffered a concussion, as well as fractures to his face and teeth, after an open-ice hit from Eric Gryba.