Nick Suzuki, left, of the Canadiens commemorates a goal with colleague Tomas Tatar.(Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press )Price was important for the Montreal

on Saturday night and is hopeful that this can be the thing that kickstarts a winning streak."Winning resolves all problems it seems, "said Price with a laugh. Like his players, Julien was more than a little relieved to see the losing streak pertained to an end."The very first win after that lots of losses is never a simple one, "Julien said. "We'll take it and ideally we'll construct from that."

The Senators (16-22-7) were coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings in Detroit the night before. Marcus Hogberg, who got his second start in as many nights, kept Ottawa in the game making 23 conserves.

While the losses continue to accumulate for the Senators, gamers feel there's a lot of great things being done and shouldn't be neglected.

"We're entering the best instructions, that's something I understand," said Jean-Gabriel Pageau. "Everyone is on the exact same page and is playing the same way which's an excellent thing. When you lose by one objective it means you're in every video game."

Artturi Lehkonen, back left, of the Canadiens attempts to get the puck previous Ottawa Senators goaltender Marcus Hogberg. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press )Trailing 1-0, the Senators were lastly able to beat Price at 13:32 of the third duration on a damaged play. Anthony Duclair entered into the slot and was not able to get a shot off, before a loose puck was unintentionally redirected into the internet by Montreal's Matthew Peca, who made his return to the lineup after missing the last 14 games. Drake Batherson, who was the last Senator to touch the puck, was credited with the objective.

"That's most likely the luckiest objective I've ever scored," said Batherson, who played his fourth game considering that being recalled on Jan. 4.

Batherson wasn't as fortunate in overtime as he was caught looking down a two-on-one when Kovalchuk scored.

"That's probably the first time because being a professional playing a two-on-one defensively," stated Batherson. "I didn't really know what to do, however clearly it was a great shot and ideally I don't get a two-on-one on me again."

The Canadiens had a great chance to gain back the lead minutes later, however Nate Thompson missed out on a wide-open web.

Both goalies were at their finest in the 2nd making a variety of big stops.

"That was a big goal for us," admitted Carey Price who made 41 saves."Winning solves all problems it seems, "said Price with a laugh."The first win after that numerous losses is never ever a simple one, "Julien stated. Anthony Duclair came into the slot and was unable to get a shot off, prior to a loose puck was accidentally rerouted into the web by Montreal's Matthew Peca, who made his return to the lineup after missing out on the last 14 games."That's probably the very first time since being a professional playing a two-on-one defensively," stated Batherson.
Montreal players commemorate an objective. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press )

Hogberg made a fantastic minimize Artturi Lehkonen midway through the period, while Price made a huge save money on Chris Tierney as he broke in alone with Ottawa shorthanded. The Senators were swarming in the final minute of the duration, but could not find a way to beat Price.

Shots were 8-8 in the opening period, but the Canadiens had the much better possibilities and were lastly able to beat Hogberg as Suzuki, with his ninth, opened the scoring on the power play midway through the opening duration.

There was no denying the sense of remedy for the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night.

Kovalchuk scores overtime winner as Habs snap 8-game skid:

Ilya Kovalchuk scored the overtime winner as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1, snapping an 8-game losing streak. 1:42

Scoring video game winners will make anybody popular, but Canadiens coach Claude Julien states Kovalchuk has fit right in since signing up with the team.

"He's can be found in and been the ultimate pro," said Julien." [Saturday] he made a couple of great passes where we had some fantastic scoring possibilities and he ratings the winning objective. He's considerate of his shift lengths, he's respectful of how we desire to play. I think the guys look at a man who's been around for a long time buying in and he's a simple person to like."

Entering the game neither group had actually won because Dec. 23.

Montreal (19-20-7) is now 1-7-1 in its last 9, while the Senators are 0-4-3 through their last 7.

Nick Suzuki scored in guideline for the Canadiens (19-20-7).