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Ottawa at Montreal

    Canadiens 4, Senators 2

    CBSSports.com wire reports

    MONTREAL -- Andrei Kostitsyn and Mathieu Darche scored second-period goals and Robert Mayer stopped 19 shots to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-2 preseason victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.

    P.K. Subban and Dustin Boyd also scored for Montreal (1-1).

    Mike Fisher and Ryan Keller scored for Ottawa (1-2) and Pascal Leclaire made 24 saves.

    Former Senators goalie Alex Auld stopped 11 shots in his first outing with the Canadiens. Mayer took over 9:38 into the second.

    Kostitsyn gave Montreal a 2-1 lead 10:50 into the second when he jumped into the slot to intercept Ottawa veteran Chris Phillips' cross-ice pass before firing a low shot past Leclaire.

    Darche put the Canadiens up by 3-1 with a power-play goal at 15:50, taking a feed from David Desharnais to finish off a nice passing play begun by defensemen Brendon Nash and Mathieu Carle.

    Keller scored late in the second to draw the Senators to 3-2. Boyd restored Montreal's two-goal lead in the third.

    The Northeast Division rivals will meet again Saturday night in Ottawa.

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    Scoring Summary
    1st Period
    4:17Mike Fisher - Assists: Alex Kovalev and Peter Regin
    12:57P.K. Subban - Assists: Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta
    2nd Period
    10:50Andrei Kostitsyn
    15:50Power Play - Mathieu Darche - Assists: David Desharnais and Mathieu Carle
    18:40Ryan Keller - Assists: Corey Locke and Erik Condra
    3rd Period
    11:55Dustin Boyd - Assists: Ryan White and Alex Henry
    Penalty Summary
    1st Period
    5:47Cody Bass: cross-checking - minor
    5:47Cody Bass: fighting - major
    5:47Ian Schultz: fighting - major
    13:24Craig Schira: hooking - minor
    18:52Eric Gryba: fighting - major
    18:52Ryan White: fighting - major
    2nd Period
    1:08P.K. Subban: tripping - minor
    5:36Ian Schultz: hooking - minor
    6:42Mike Fisher: interference - minor
    13:55Geoff Kinrade: holding - minor
    16:24Ryan O'Byrne: hooking - minor
    3rd Period
    9:25Kaspars Daugavins: tripping - minor
    15:16Alex Henry: roughing - minor
    17:29P.K. Subban: holding - minor
    Shots on Goal
    Pascal Leclaire57:35364
    Alex Auld29:38111
    Robert Mayer30:22181
    Game Information
    Attendance - 21273
    Referees - Jean Hebert, Dave Jackson
    Linesmen - Greg Devorski, Tim Nowak
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