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Michael Chaput of the Montreal Canadiens and Brady Tkachuk of the Ottawa Senators rough each other up at the Bell Centre on Dec. 4, 2018, in Montreal.


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Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored a greasy one to tie it up at 2-2 in the third.

Then Artturi Lehkonen was robbed of the lead goal by a horrible embellishment call.

But Shea Weber put the Canadiens ahead. Then Paul Byron capped a superb play with his linemates to make it 4-2, and Jonathan Drouin added an empty netter.

Ottawa needed nine minutes to get their first second-period shot on goal. It went in, as Mikkel Boedker beat Carey Price from the slot.

Bell Centre first-period jubilation lasted 20 seconds. Matthew Peca, who’s on fire, opened the scoring at 3:39. Then Colin White evened it up at 3:59. Canadiens protested, suggesting interference on Carey Price – to no avail.

Shots were an absurd 47-16 for the team that won

 

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