OTTAWA, Ontario -- Guy Boucher trusted his instincts when selecting skaters for the shootout and it paid off for the Ottawa Senators.The Senators head coach opted to go with defenseman Erik Karlsson and the captain scored the game winner to give Ottawa a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night to open the season with back-to-back wins.Sometimes its just small things and you follow a gut feeling, Boucher said. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt. Sometimes you look like a genius and sometimes you look like an idiot, this time I look like a genius.Despite some struggles through its first two games Ottawa is finding ways to win. The Senators had a great start on Saturday, struggled midway, but came back strong and feel they can build off the effort.I think it was a well-played game by both teams, Karlsson said. We did what we had to do even though they scored two in the third. It didnt set us back. We kept going and stuck to our game plan and we didnt let ourselves stray away from what we felt we had to do to have a chance to win this game.Tom Pyatt, Ryan Dzingel and Zack Smith scored for the Senators (2-0-0) in regulation and Craig Anderson had 21 saves.Jeff Petry scored twice and Artturi Lehkonen got his first NHL goal for the Canadiens. Al Montoya stopped 35 shots.Canadiens coach Michel Therrien was pleased with the overall effort, but falling behind early made things difficult.Our execution wasnt there at the start of the game, said Therrien. We made some adjustments in the second and it seemed to pay off.Pyatt tied the score 3-3 off a great pass from Dzingel to beat Montoya stick side with 2:33 remaining in the third period.Dzingel was impressive all night and was rewarded for his efforts, getting ice time in the overtime session.I think Im getting a little bit more confident and coach is playing me in bigger situations so just trying to grow my confidence and keep playing the way I do, Dzingel said. Im bringing pace and speed and thats all Im worrying about.Dzingel and Smith scored in the first period to put the Senators up 2-0 as they outshot the Canadiens 13-6 and had some solid work on the penalty kill.Dzingel opened the scoring at the 6-minute mark with a great personal effort as he picked up his own rebound and beat Montoya short side. Dennis Widemans point shot deflected in off Smiths skate with 4:10 left in the period.Petrys power-play goal with about 4 1/2 minutes left in the second got the Canadiens on the scoreboard. Lehkonen tied it at 2:50 of the third, grabbing a loose puck and sliding it through Andersons legs.Ottawa couldnt capitalize on a two-man advantage for 1:49 as they failed to create any real scoring chances and the game stayed tied.That 5-on-3 kill gave us a lot of strength, Lehkonen said. We found a way in the third period to bounce back and really fight for the win.Petrys second then put Montreal at the 9-minute mark as his shot from inside the blue line beat a screened Anderson.Game notes D Thomas Chabot and LW Matt Puempel were healthy scratches for the Senators for the second straight game. ... 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They set sensible fractions, were on even terms moving around the final turn, but through the lane Stellar Wind gradually got the best of Beholder, for a victory trainer John Sadler called really satisfying.And no wonder. Sadler turned 60 on Saturday, and had spent a week having people in the stable area wonder why he was bothering even running against Beholder.Usually you dont get what you want on your birthday, but today I did, my birthday wish, Sadler said.Victor Espinoza gave Stellar Wind an impeccable ride. He shadowed Gary Stevens and Beholder the first half-mile in 47.38 seconds, engaged Beholder going around the final turn, and proved best. It was the second straight Saturday here that Espinoza outfinished Stevens in a thriller. Last week it was California Chrome over Dortmund in the San Diego Handicap.No excuse, Stevens said. I set a comfortable pace, had horse when we started to run at the three-eighths, still thought I had her at the three-sixteenths, but [Espinoza] hung right with me. Full credit to them.This was the first loss for Beholder since June 2014, when she was fourth in the Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park. She had won eight straight since then, upping her Eclipse Award haul to three. She now has 17 wins and four seconds in 23 starts.Beholder, sent off at 1-10, finished 9 3/4 lengths clear of third-place Divina Comedia. Off the Roadd was fourth and The Dream last in the field of five.ddddddddddddStellar Wind covered 1-1/16 miles on the fast main track in 1:41.24.Stellar Wind ($11), the second choice, had finished second by 1-1/2 lengths to Beholder in the Grade 1 Vanity Mile at Santa Anita on June 4, after which Sadler said Espinoza told him he thought wed get her next time.The Vanity was the second start of the year for Beholder, and the first for Stellar Wind. In both races, Beholder gave Stellar Wind two pounds, 123-121.A mile was a little short for her, and she had trained forwardly since, Sadler said. I thought shed run really well. She had a race. This was longer. Shes lightly raced.Stellar Wind, a daughter of Curlin, was making just her 10th start. She has won six times, including her lone prior start at Del Mar, last summers Grade 3 Torrey Pines. Her only prior Grade 1 win came in last years Santa Anita Oaks.Stellar Wind was last years champion 3-year-old filly. She ended her campaign with a second-place finish behind the older Stopchargingmaria in the Breeders Cup Distaff at Keeneland. Sadler said the 2016 campaign was designed by he and owners Kosta and Pete Hronis to get Stellar Wind to this years Distaff, at Santa Anita -- where Sadler is based -- hence the reason for giving her most of the first half of the year off.The plan was to back up from the Breeders Cup, to have three or four races before the Breeders Cup, Sadler said. Shell run in the Zenyatta and then the Breeders Cup Distaff, he said, referring to races at the fall meeting at Santa Anita.Stellar Wind is assured of a berth in the Distaff, as the Hirsch is a Win and Youre In race.Sadler expects Stellar Wind to continue to improve, and says the plan is for her to stay on the track for two more years, following in the footsteps of Beholder. She showed on Saturday, though, that she has already caught up. Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys China Womens NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Discount Jerseys ' ' '
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