Allen, Anderson lift Canadiens past Senators, split two-game set

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OTTAWA — Jake Allen made 34 saves for the Montreal Canadiens in a 2-1 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.

Allen, who didn’t allow a goal on 27 shots after the first period, is 4-1-0 this season.

Jeff Petry and Josh Anderson scored for the Canadiens (8-2-2), who have not lost in regulation on the road this season (5-0-2).

Colin White scored, and Matt Murray made 30 saves for the Senators (2-9-1), who have lost 10 of their past 11 games (1-9-1). Their only win was a 3-2 victory at the Canadiens on Thursday.

Petry’s point shot through traffic on the power play gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead at 6:10 of the first.

White redirected a pass from Derek Stepan for a power-play goal at 12:08 of the first to tie the game 1-1.

Anderson scored on a rebound for a 2-1 lead at 1:35 of the third period after Jonathan Drouin and Nick Suzuki were each stopped by Murray.

Senators rookie forward Tim Stutzle had his three-game, goal-scoring streak end.

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