May 5, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; The Ottawa Senators celebrate goal scored by centre Kyle Turris (7) in the third period in game three of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Place. The Senators defeated the Canadiens 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Senators vs. Canadiens Final Score: Ottawa Sneaks Past Montreal in Overtime, 3-2

After falling in a 2-0 hole entering the third period of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals matchup, the Ottawa Senators were able to rally and score two goals in the final period to force overtime. In the overtime period, the Senators got some late game heroics from centre Kyle Turris who scored the game winner that lifted the Senators to a 3-1 series lead.

Montreal put up a solid fight but their late game letdown will leave them fighting to keep their Stanley Cup hopes alive when they return to the Bell Centre in Montreal on Thursday, May 9.

It would be a major disappointment for the Canadiens and their fans to come in to the postseason with home ice advantage only to lose in five games.

Momentum is certainly on the Senators side, so it will be interesting to see if they can keep that rolling and head in to Montreal to close out the series in front of the Canadiens home fans. If they can do that, they will have all of the confidence they need to make a serious run in the postseason.

Who will be victorious in Game 5? Will the Canadiens live to fight another day or will Ottawa close it out advance? We will get our answers on Thursday night.

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