Tkachuk scores twice for Senators in shootout win against Canadiens

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OTTAWA — Brady Tkachuk scored twice for the Ottawa Senators in a 5-4 shootout victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday.

Tim Stutzle and Josh Norris each scored on their first NHL shootout attempt for the Senators, who swept the two-game set. They defeated the Canadiens 3-2 in overtime here Sunday.

Drake Batherson had a goal and an assist for Ottawa (6-14-1). Matt Murray made 32 saves and didn’t allow a goal in the shootout.

Shea Weber scored twice, Phillip Danault had two assists and Carey Price made 35 saves for Montreal (9-5-4).

Batherson took a cross-ice pass from Derek Stepan and finished with a backhand deke to give the Senators a 1-0 lead at 1:36 of the first period. Tkachuk’s snap shot squeaked under Price’s right arm on the power play to make it 2-0 at 9:57.

Weber’s centering pass redirected off Senators defenseman Nikita Zaitsev‘s skate to cut it to 2-1 at 16:03.

Erik Brannstrom‘s point shot went five-hole on Price on the power play to make it 3-1 at 3:41 of the second. It was his first NHL goal in his 40th NHL game.

Jonathan Drouin picked up a giveaway by Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot and scored five-hole on Murray to cut it to 3-2 at 4:52. Weber scored with a slap shot from the point to tie it 3-3 at 10:06.

Tyler Toffoli deked Brannstrom at the blue line and scored with a wrist shot to make it 4-3 at 8:06 of the third.

Tkachuk tied it at 10:11 when his backhand trickled under Price’s left pad.

Stepan sustained an upper-body injury in the first period.

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