Game 5: Senators rout Canadiens in Game 5, advance to second round
MONTREAL - The Ottawa Senators are moving on to the second round of NHL playoffs.
Craig Anderson made 33 saves and Cory Conacher scored twice on a shaky Peter Budaj as the Senators downed the Montreal Canadiens 6-1 on Thursday night.
Ottawa won the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final 4-1 and will move on to the second round for the first time since 2007, when they reached the Stanley Cup final only to fall to the Anaheim Ducks.
The victory gives Ottawa time to rest up and heal bruises before the conference semifinals begin next week.
Tomas Kaberle P.K. Subban
Key Injuries: D Alexei Emelin - knee (out for season).
Patrick Wiercioch Erik Karlsson
Key Injuries: F Jason Spezza - back (out indefinitely); F Dave Dziurzynski - concussion (on injured reserve); F Mike Hoffman - collarbone (out indefinitely.