The bottom line: Carey Price made 30 saves for his 32nd win of the season — and his eighth in his last nine games — as Montreal completed a weekend sweep of the Ottawa Senators with a 4-1 win Sunday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens defeated the Senators 4-3 in a shootout Saturday at the Canadian Tire Centre. The win Sunday gave the Canadiens 90 points and a four-point lead over the second-place Senators in the Atlantic Division. Ottawa does have a game in hand, but they face an uphill climb because they play seven of their remaining 10 games on the road.
Quick start for Montreal: The Canadiens needed only 28 seconds to take a 1-0 lead on Tomas Plekanec’s eighth goal of the season. Andrei Markov’s shot from the point was blocked in front but Plekanec jumped on the loose puck ad beat Craig Anderson. The goal ended a 19-game drought for Plekanec, whose last goal was scored on Jan. 24 vs. Calgary.