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Sports Ellis shootout goal lifts Preds over Habs 3-2

08:15  11 february  2018
08:15  11 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

Mike Hoffman lifts Senators to shootout win over Flyers

  Mike Hoffman lifts Senators to shootout win over Flyers Mike Hoffman scored the only goal among 12 players in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. The Senators looked like they had the game won in regulation, but Nolan Patrick tied the contest with 2.6 seconds left in the third period to force overtime.Neither team scored in the 3-on-3 5-minute period and neither looked like it was going to score in the shootout, either. After six Flyers shooters and five Senators missed, Hoffman finally connected with a pretty move that beat Michal Neuvirth and sent Ottawa to consecutive victories for the first time since Jan.

a group of people sitting in the snow© Provided by thecanadianpress.com MONTREAL - Ryan Ellis was the only scorer in a shootout as the Nashville Predators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Saturday night.

Montreal outshot Nashville 49-32 through 65 minutes, including 10-3 in overtime, and had most of the good scoring chances, but was thwarted by several glittering saves by goalie Pekka Rinne.

But after Kevin Fiala gave Nashville the lead at 12:19 of the third frame, Montreal pulled goalie Carey Price for an extra attacker and Jonathan Drouin tied it with 1:14 left in regulation time with a shot to the near side top corner to force overtime.

Tomas Plekanec records the 600th point of his NHL career

  Tomas Plekanec records the 600th point of his NHL career ***ImagePlaceholder*** https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/rlmlVXIFja_2RI5-f--BM2-PzW4=/0x216:2858x1824/1920x1080/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/58568867/859115112.jpg.0.jpg Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images Plekanec picks up a milestone assist in a matinee game against Ottawa. Czech centre Tomas Plekanec recorded his 600th career point on Sunday, after assisting on Artturi Lehkonen's second of Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images

Scott Hartnell also scored for the Predators (33-12-9), who were coming off overtime win in Ottawa.

Brendan Gallagher had the other goal for Montreal (22-26-7).

The Bell Centre crowd reacted with some boos but mostly cheers each time P. K. Subban had the puck. Subban remains highly popular in Montreal after his trade to Nashville two summers ago for Shea Weber, who has been out since mid-December with a foot injury.

He and Gallagher waged their own little war in the first period, and the Canadiens winger was shaken up while trying to lay a big hit on Subban.

But 8:35 into the second, Arturri Lehkonen stripped the puck from Filip Forsberg at the Nashville line. Gallagher grabbed it and saw his first shot blocked by Subban, but picked up the rebound and beat Rinne from close range for his 20th goal of the season.

Plekanec moves up scoring list in Habs win

  Plekanec moves up scoring list in Habs win MONTREAL - Very quietly, Tomas Plekanec has moved up the Montreal Canadiens' all-time scoring list. A goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday afternoon gave the 35-year-old 601 career points. He sits 13th in scoring in a lineup of mostly all-time greats that include Guy Lafleur, Jean Beliveau, Maurice (Rocket) Richard and many others. "Whoever told me that before, I would not believe it and I'd think they were crazy," A goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday afternoon gave the 35-year-old 601 career points.

A bouncing puck in front of the Montreal net went to Nick Bonino, who slipped it to Hartnell for the equalizer at 18:25.

After a sprawled Carey Price made a glove save at the side of the net on Ryan Johansen, the Nashville centre slipped the rebound back to uncovered Fiala for a backhander into an open side.

Forsberg returned after serving a three-game suspension for a high hit on Jimmy Vesey of the New York Rangers.

Half of the Predators' defence group are former Canadiens — Subban, Alexei Emelin and Yannick Weber. True to form, Emelin took a penalty for an open ice hit that was a knee-on-knee contact that left Nikita Scherbak limping in the first period.

Viktor Arvidsson scores twice as Predators beat Senators .
Viktor Arvidsson scored twice to reach 20 goals this season, and the Nashville Predators beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Monday night. Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis and Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, which ended a two-game skid and tied Winnipeg for first in the Central Division. The Predators recorded two power-play goals and scored on the man advantage in their second straight game after going six games without converting on the power play. Screens by Colton Sisson set up goals by defencemen Josi and Ellis.

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