The Blue Jackets struck first behind Brandon Saad’s 20th of the season. Is he good yet?
The Senators answered with goals from Viktor Stalberg and Erik Karlsson. The Canadiens led 2-1 after two periods.
Ottawa potted an empty netter behind a Zack Smith effort as the Jackets fell behind 3-1. Sam Gagner scored immediately after though, cutting the lead to 3-2. Good for Gagner, who registered his first goal since December 23 against Montreal.
That would be it though, as Ottawa hung on for a tough 3-2 win.