Canadiens prevail over Senators in shootout

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MONTREAL — Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller scored shootout goals, and the Montreal Canadiens won their fourth straight by beating the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Eller, a center, also scored in the first period and Brendan Gallagher and P.K. Subban added power-play goals in the second for Montreal
(18-5-4), which played loosely in its first home game after a five-game trip. Carey Price made 29 saves.

Mika Zibanejad and Daniel Alfredsson had power-play goals for Ottawa (13-8-6), and Patrick Wier­cioch also scored for the Senators, who are 1-2-4 in their past seven.

DEVILS 5, FLYERS 2

In Newark, N.J., Ilya Kovalchuk capped New Jersey’s three-goal first period with his NHL-leading fourth short-handed goal, leading the Devils past mistake-prone Philadelphia.

Patrik Elias and Adam Henri­que, who scored twice, also tallied in the opening period as the Devils beat the Flyers for the third time in three games this season. Andrei Loktionov had the prettiest goal for New Jersey, with a toe-drag move that left Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov at his mercy.

• The Devils signed Ontario Hockey League-leading goal scorer Reid Boucher to an entry-level contract.

DUCKS: Right wing Corey Perry was suspended for four games without pay for a high, late check on Minnesota’s Jason Zucker, the league announced Wednesday.

Zucker was leveled by a violent hit from Perry in the second period nearly a full second after he passed the puck in Tuesday’s 2-1 win by the Ducks. Perry received a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct.

BLUE JACKETS: Added defenseman Cody Goloubef to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.

Goloubef, 23, has appeared in nine games with Columbus this season, recording his first and only NHL goal on Feb. 11 against San Jose.


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