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Senators beat up on Canadiens

Ottawa Senators' Colin Greening (L) celebrates a goal against the Montreal Canadiens by teammate Jean-Gabriel Pageau (C) with teammate Chris Neil during the third period of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal hockey game in Ottawa May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Wattie (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)
Ottawa’s Colin Greening (left) celebrated his third period goal Sunday night. (Reuters)REUTERS

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Jean-Gabriel Pageau got his first career hat trick Sunday to lead the Senators in a fight-filled 6-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa.

The teams combined for 232 penalty minutes and nine players were given game misconducts.

The Senators have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and Game 4 is Tuesday.

The third period started out with the Senators leading, 2-1, but after Pageau’s second goal of the night and a Kyle Turris goal at 7:00, emotions overflowed and a line brawl broke out at center ice.

Pageau, who was born in Ottawa, scored his second of the game at 1:18 of the third period to give the Senators a 3-1 lead.

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