MONTREAL, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Alex Kovalev netted a pair of goals Saturday and Ottawa notched its fifth win in six games with a 3-2 decision over Montreal.
Kovalev's first goal came with less than 3 minutes left in the first period and put the Senators ahead for good. His second tally 6:42 into the final frame gave Ottawa some much-needed insurance at 3-1.
The Canadiens got goals from Jaroslav Spacek by Brian Gionta but absorbed their third loss in four games.
Carey Price collected 28 saves for Montreal.