Ice Hockey - Canadiens extend winning streak

A round-up of Wednesday evening's NHL games, with wins for the Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils.

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Montreal Canadiens' Lars Eller (R) scores the winning goal on Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner during overtime shootout of NHL hockey action in Montreal (Reuters)

Canadiens 4, Senators 3 (SO)

Lars Eller scored the decisive goal in a shootout, and the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to four with a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.

Montreal's Alex Galchenyuk also scored in the tiebreaker, and Carey Price stopped two of Ottawa's three shooters after making 29 saves during the game.

Montreal got two goals with the man advantage in the second period, as Brendan Gallagher and P.K. Subban put the Canadiens up 3-1. Eller scored in the first period.

Patrick Wiercioch drew Ottawa even at 3 with his third goal of the season 1:50 into the third. Mika Zibanejad and Daniel Alfredsson scored power-play goals for the Senators.

Robin Lehner made 42 saves in his third straight start for Ottawa.

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Devils 5, Flyers 2

Adam Henrique scored two goals and Johan Hedberg stopped 22 shots in his second straight strong performance in goal, leading the New Jersey Devils to an easy 5-2 victory over the rival Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center.

The Devils (13-9-5) moved into a tie for fifth place in the NHL Eastern Conference standings with Ottawa and Toronto. All three teams have 31 points. After the Devils endured a six-game losing streak, they have now won three of their last four.

The Flyers (12-15-1), desperate for wins and points, failed to gain any ground in the standings and remain in 11th place wit 25 points.

Henrique scored his eighth goal of the season in the first period and added his ninth on a power-play opportunity in the third period.

Andrei Loktionov and Patrik Elias each had a goal and an assist and Ilya Kovalchuk scored a shorthanded goal for New Jersey.

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