OTT c. MTL: Match Summary


BUFFALO – The Canadiens wrapped up their three-game Rookie Tournament streak in style, beating Ottawa Senators hopefuls 7-2 at LECOM Harborcenter on Sunday afternoon.

Emil Heineman kicked off the hostilities on the power play, after only one minute of play, firing a wrist shot from the face-off circle, on a pass from the point of Miguël Tourigny.

Video: OTT@MTL: Heineman opens the brand in AN

Later in the first engagement, Riley Kidney doubled Montreal’s lead with a wrist shot aimed through traffic. It was the second goal scored by the Habs on the power play on Sunday.

Video: OTT@MTL: Kidney doubles Habs lead

Carson Latimer cut the deficit in half by putting the Senators on the score with 4:25 remaining in the first period.

The Canadians returned to the locker room with a 2-1 lead.

The Bleu-blanc-rouge rookies scored a quick double midway through the second period. First, Xavier Simoneau completed a superb trade with Heineman and William Trudeau, sending the puck into Ottawa’s net as the halfway mark approached.

Video: OTT@MTL: Simoneau threads the needle up close

Then, 90 seconds later, John Parker Jones caused a turnover at the blue line of Montreal territory, before chasing the puck to the opposing zone, taking advantage of a breakaway to beat Kevin Mandolese with a backhand and bring the score to 4 at 1 in favor of the Canadians.

Video: OTT@MTL: Parker-Jones capitalizes on a breakaway

Angus Crookshank scored one with the man advantage, just a minute from the end of the second period.

Montreal was leading 4-2 after 40 minutes of play.

Brett Stapley sparkled the goal light 8:17 into the third period, hitting his own throwback to the left of Mandolese on the fly.

Video: OTT@MTL: Stapley scores his first of the tournament

Only 22 seconds later, Simoneau jumped on a rebound granted to Trudeau, positioned at the point, putting on the disc from the backhand and registering 6 to 2 on the scoreboard. It was his second of the game.

Video: OTT@MTL: Simoneau puts on his second of the game

Tourigny added a power play goal – his first of the tournament – when he collected a disc blocked by Pierrick Dubé before unleashing a wrist shot that beat Mandolese just under three minutes from the end of the clash .

Video: OTT@MTL: Tourigny scores in AN

Antoine Coulombe was the Habs goaltender in Montreal’s triumphant 7-2 win.



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