by Taylor McIlwaine , Digital Media Producer, All Habs Hockey Magazine

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TORONTO, ON. — The Canadiens played host to the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night in their sixth straight Canadian team match-up as they sought to keep their undefeated-at-home status.

Mike Condon was once again incredible and appeared to be taking a page out of Carey Price’s book as he seemed to remain cool, calm and collected throughout. It was a hard fought battle by both teams but ultimately the Habs fell short of the victory, learning very quickly that possession is everything in the NHL’s updated 3-on-3 overtime.

“No one likes losing. It was a hard-fought game. I thought Craig Anderson played really well, we took it to them in the third. That’s the way it goes sometimes. It was a nice play there in overtime. We’ll take the point.“ – Mike Condon

As Condon pointed out, they were unable to get the ‘W’ but they did walk away with a point which is never a bad thing.

Here’s a look at some of the most talked about moments from the match-up.

Things almost kicked off with yet another breakaway goal from Paul Byron. It’s was as if he’d been in this line up all along as the Ottawa-native was, and continues to be, working hard to ensure his presence is felt. 

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A good chunk of the first period was played in the Ottawa zone eventually leading to a goal from Tomas Plekanec, off an incredible pass by PK Subban.002-NoGoal1

The goal was immediately waved off and subsequently met with a coach’s challenge from Michel Therrien which appeared to be based largely off a suggestion by Dan Lacroix. Ultimately, the call was upheld and the goal was deemed no good, due to goalie interference by Brendan Gallagher.

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Condon was once again impeccable in goal as evidenced by an epic glove save against Cody Ceci…

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…as well as some fancy foot skate work against Jared Cowen. At the end of the first period, both teams remained scoreless.

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In the second period, Jean-Gabriel Pageau (of course) scored a short-handed goal born out of a turnover from PK Subban.

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Later in the period, Dale Weise was sent flying by Cowen…

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… however, he quickly recovered to catch a pass from Alex Galchenyuk to score on a PP. With his 7th goal of the season, Weise tied things up at 1-a-piece to end the second period.

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The third period was goal-less, consequently, for the first time this season, the Canadiens played some 3-on-3 hockey. It was very short lived as just over 30 seconds into the OT period, Pacioretty lost the puck…

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…and Kyle Turris took off, finding the back of the net and making it 2-1 for the Ottawa Senators.

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You win some, you lose some but a point is a point is a point, right Dale?

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Up next the Canadiens will welcome the New York Islanders to the Bell Centre on Thursday at 7:30.