Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) – Craig Anderson helped keep the Ottawa
Senators alive for another game with a terrific performance in a 5-1 win over
the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Friday.
Anderson, who provided a 28-save shutout in Game 4, made his third straight
start after taking over for rookie Andrew Hammond and finished with 45 saves,
19 of which came in the third period.
Mike Hoffman tallied a goal and an assist, while Bobby Ryan, Patrick
Wiercioch, Erik Karlsson and Erik Condra also scored for the Senators, who
staved off elimination for a second game after falling behind 3-0 in this
Tom Gilbert provided Montreal’s lone marker and Carey Price allowed all five
goals on 25 shots in defeat.
The series will shift back to Ottawa for Game 6 on Sunday.