Aebischer leads Montreal past Ottawa

Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

MONTREAL — Sheldon Souray, Mark Streit and Tomas Plekanec scored 2:24 apart in the second period to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators .

Souray tied it 1-1 with his 17th goal on a power play 10:55 into the second. Streit gave Montreal the lead when he beat Ray Emery through the legs on a breakaway at 12:01.

Plekanec scored his 10th at 13:19, a short-handed effort that put the Canadiens up by two. Montreal went on to end Ottawa's two-game winning streak.

On the night the Canadiens retired Hall of Fame goalie Ken Dryden's No. 29, current Montreal backup David Aebischer stopped 26 straight shots.

He was beaten by defenseman Chris Phillips' high floater from the blue line just 52 seconds in on Ottawa's first shot, then was perfect the rest of the way.

Montreal, which lost 4-1 in Toronto on Saturday, won for the third time in four games.


Petr Prucha scored two goals and assisted on another, and linemates Matt Cullen and Jed Ortmeyer also had three points in New York's victory over host Boston.

Brendan Shanahan scored his team-leading 25th goal on a penalty shot in the third period for the Rangers, who have won two straight road games following the All-Star break. New York has beaten Boston six consecutive times, including twice this month.

The Bruins have lost three straight — scoring just two goals — and are 3-9-1 in their last 13 games.


The Los Angeles Kings traded center Craig Conroy to the Calgary Flames for center Jamie Lundmark, a fourth-round pick in this year's NHL entry draft and a second-round selection in the 2008 draft.

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