OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Ottawa Senators had the advantage when they were down a man against the Montreal Canadiens.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Curtis Lazar, and Alex Chiasson each scored short-handed goals and Andrew Hammond stopped all 30 shots for his first shutout of the season in Ottawa's 5-0 victory Saturday night.
It was the fourth time in franchise history that the Senators had three short-handed goals in one game, and the first since an 8-2 win at Toronto on April 3, 2008.
''It's fun to score on the (penalty kill),'' said Pageau, who recorded his league-leading sixth short-handed goal of the season. ''We've worked all year long to try to get better and not allow too many goals. I think we still need to work a little on this, but we're proud for (Saturday).''
Marc Methot and Mika Zibanejad also had goals for Ottawa, which was coming off a 3-1 loss to Buffalo on Friday.
''I thought it was just a real solid effort by every guy on our team starting with (Hammond),'' Dion Phaneuf said. ''The bottom line, I thought, was that we just outworked them.''
Ben Scrivens made 39 saves for the Canadiens.
''I thought I made some good saves and I was trying to give the team a chance,'' Scrivens said. ''But, obviously, in the third period I've got to do a better job of that.''
Ottawa put the game out of reach early in the third when Methot made it 3-0, shooting the puck from a sharp angle. Just over a minute later, Chiasson chased down a loose puck and beat Scrivens through the legs.
Zibanejad rounded out the scoring late in the period, tipping in Mike Hoffman's point shot at 17:52.
''There was a lack of execution and concentration,'' Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said of giving up three short-handed goals. ''I've never seen anything like it.''
After getting called for too many men on the ice midway through the second period, the Senators once again displayed their short-handed skills.
Lazar gave Ottawa a 2-0 lead as he beat Scrivens up high on a breakaway for the Senators' second short-handed goal of the game.
Ottawa took a 1-0 lead at the 12-minute mark of the first period. Pageau scored down a man on a great pass from Mark Stone.
''It was a tough night,'' Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty said. ''It's the NHL. You've got to show up and play hard and it didn't happen. We just gave them three goals.''
NOTES: C Ryan Dzingel was a healthy scratch as Matt Puempel got back in the lineup for the Senators. ... Canadiens D P.K. Subban missed his fourth straight game due to a neck injury. D Mark Barberio was also out with a concussion.