Tempers finally boiled over between the Canadiens and Senators in Game 3. Following a horrific injury to Lars Eller and some angry comments directed toward Ottawa coach Paul MacLean, the two teams finally duked it out after Ottawa scored their fourth goal of the game to give them a commanding 4-1 lead with roughly 12 minutes left in the third period.
My goodness. The video courtesy of Puck Daddy has it all, though it unfortunately lacks the beloved spectacle that is a goalie fight. You have to imagine Carey Price and Craig Anderson exchanged looks down the ice, but they probably opted to sit this one out considering both men recently required some dental work.
As you might expect, the penalty sheet was pretty crowded after this one. The final line for the night was 129 penalty minutes for Montreal and 107 for Ottawa. The two teams combined for an incredible total of 236 penalty minutes.
P.K. Subban led all players with 25 PIM. Six other Canadiens had totals of 10 PIM or more. For Ottawa, five players had 15 PIM or more.
Ottawa took Game 3 by a score of 6-1, giving them a 2-1 series lead over Montreal.