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Senators Clip Canadiens 4-3

MONTREAL - Igor Kravchuk and Alexei Yashin scored in the second period as the Ottawa Senators gave coach Jacques Martin a welcoming home gift with a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Martin, who missed the Senators' 2-2 tie with the Rangers on Thursday with an illness, saw his club score more than three goals for only the second time in 16 games.

Pat Falloon scored in the first period and Andreas Dackell got one in the third for Ottawa.

Brian Savage had two goals and Stephane Quintal also scored for the Canadiens, who have a nine-game road unbeaten streak but are only 1-4-1 in their last six home games. The Canadiens dropped to 11-11-5 at home for the season.

The Senators ended a five-game winless run on the road and evened their season series against Montreal at 2-2-1.

Montreal's Mick Vukota left the game with a hand injury after a first-period fight with Chris Murray and is doubtful to play Sunday night when the Canadiens play on the road against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Montreal outshot the Senators 35-25.

Falloon poked in his seventh goal after Yashin's high shot was dropped in the crease by Andy Moog 8:31 into the game.

Quintal beat Ron Tugnutt on a two-on-one at 18:51 and Savage went around Janne Laukkenen and fired in his own rebound 5:13 into the second.

Kravchuk opted to shoot on a two-on-one and beat Moog up high at 7:02. Yashin jammed in his 23rd goal at 14:33.

After Dackell scored 4:54 into the final period, Savage got his second of the game at 16:42 on a power play.

The 37-year-old Moog became the 10th goaltender in NHL history to play in 700 games, but two rivals are on his tail. Florida's John Vanbiesbrouck played in his 699th game on Saturday while Patrick Roy of Colorado played in his 696th.

Terry Sawchuk holds the NHL record of 971

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