MONTREAL (AP) – Dany Heatley scored two goals 38 seconds apart to put Ottawa ahead with 7:59 remaining in the third period and the Senators dealt a big blow to the Montreal Canadiens’ playoff chances with a 3-2 win on Monday night.

Heatley lifted Ottawa into a 2-2 tie at 11:23 and then netted his 37th of the season at 12:01 when he beat Jaroslav Halak on a shot from the slot that silenced the sold-out Bell Centre crowd.

Alex Kovalev netted his 25th goal, and Roman Hamrlik scored with 3.2 seconds remaining in the second period for the Canadiens, who are seventh in the Eastern Conference but only three points above the playoff cutoff with three games left.

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