The Montreal Canadiens received a big fight from the Ottawa Senators in their first-round playoff series from start to finish.
The Canadiens shut out the Senators with a 2-0 win in Game 6 to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals though.
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price put on a perfect performance and showed that he’s the best goalie in the NHL by making 43 saves.
Right wing Brendan Gallagher was the first to score for the Canadiens in the first period, but the second period remained quiet.
The Canadiens had to hold off the Senators for the rest of the game, as they held a 1-0 lead for the rest of it until Max Pacioretty scored an empty-net goal with only one second left on the clock.
Although the Senators’ fate had already been sealed by then, the Canadiens put the perfect icing on the cake.
This marked a huge win for the Canadiens as they beat the Senators on the road to avoid a Game 7, and Price made himself an even more compelling Vezina Trophy candidate.
Price also made a huge statement by bouncing back from a dreadful Game 5 performance where he had allowed five goals.
Meanwhile, Senators goalie Craig Anderson did not have to make as many stops as he had 19 shots taken against him, but he allowed one goal, which was enough for the Canadiens to win.