Subban was ejected after receiving a 5-minute game misconduct in the second period of game 1 for slashing and fracturing the wrist of Mark Stone. He would avenge that incident by firing a shot for his first postseason goal in the second period Friday. Montreal also got Max Pacioretty back from a concussion after missing game 1, and he recorded a goal in his return. David Desharnais added 2 assists on the night.
Clarke MacArthur and Patrick Wiercioch scored for Ottawa, while Stone recorded 2 assists despite the microfracture in his right wrist. The Senators are now in a tough 2-0 hole, but they know it and have already proven that they have the will to come back. After being far out of the playoff picture earlier in the season, Ottawa ended the year 22-4-4 to clinch a playoff spot.
Hart Trophy candidate Carey Price had 29 saves in game 2 for the Canadiens, while Andrew Hammond had 39 saves of his own for Ottawa.
The Senators were playing tough from the get-go after Subban's infamous slash, throwing 21 checks in the first period alone. Many people in the Ottawa organization were upset about Subban not getting any further punishment, and that showed early on. The Canadiens responded physically in the second period, helping them outshoot the Senators 14-3.
Game 3 between these two rivals will take place in Ottawa on Sunday night.