· The Canadian Press ·
The Montreal Canadiens know they need a lot more games like Saturday if they have any hope of getting back in the playoff picture.
The Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 3-0 thanks to a pair of goals from Max Domi and a shutout performance from Carey Price.
Price stopped 30 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, while Paul Byron also scored.
“I think we brought it for a full 60 minutes and in order to win in this league that’s what you’ve got to do,” said Domi. “Our whole group played great and we’ve got to regroup and get ready for the next one.”
Montreal (29-27-8) currently sits six points back of third in the Atlantic Division and eight points out of the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with 18 regular-season games to go.
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Playing without Tyler Ennis and Vladislav Namestnikov, both healthy scratches, the Senators (21-30-11) also lost Thomas Chabot midway through the first and struggled to create anything offensively.
Craig Anderson made 32 saves in defeat.
Saturday’s game could potentially be Anderson’s last with the Senators as his name has been mentioned among those who could be on the move by Monday’s trade deadline.
When asked if he had given any thought to the fact he said “nope.”