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Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Habs being badly outshot but I will say this, doing a good job of protecting Price's crease. Not a lot of second chances

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Sens taking chances as they press and giving up good ones on the counter to the Habs. Something's got to give either way here...

Price still perfect

Canadiens goalie Carey Price has stopped all 29 shots he's faced. Montreal has a 1-0 lead over the Senators heading to the 3rd period, and a 3-2 lead in the series. Follow live


Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

Parise on Chicago: “They’re a great team and they’re always the team that you’ve got to beat if you want to get out of the West."

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Ever sine opening the game with a 6-0 shots lead, the Habs have been outshot 25-8....Price looks ultra-cool tonight, the expected bounceback

No goal for Senators

It looked like Ottawa had finally gotten on the scoreboard, but the referee had whistled the play dead before the Sens poked the puck past Carey Price. Montreal stays ahead 1-0 midway through the 2nd period. Follow live


Canadiens lead after 1

Carey Price stopped all 13 shots he faced in the 1st period, helping Montreal take a 1-0 lead over Ottawa. The Canadiens lead the series 3-2. Follow live


Canadiens take lead

For the 1st time in the series, the Canadiens scored 1st. Brendan Gallagher's 1st goal of the series gives Montreal a 1-0 lead. The Canadiens lead the series 3-2 entering tonight. Follow live


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The Wild go ahead 4-1 on the Blues. The Blackhawks will meet the Wild for a third consecutive season in the playoffs.

Wild oust Blues in Game 6

Zach Parise scored twice and Devan Dubnyk turned away 30 shots to send wild-card Minnesota past St. Louis 4-1. Box score

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