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04/15/2015 22:01 EDT | Updated 06/15/2015 01:12 EDT

Flynn scores winner as Canadiens take wild Game 1, 4-3 over Senators

MONTREAL - Brian Flynn scored a tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Montreal Canadiens held on to edge the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Wednesday in a wild opening game of their first-round playoff series.Flynn also had two assists for the first three-point game of his career.Tomas Plekanec and Torrey Mitchell scored 15 seconds apart in a frenetic second period that saw five different players find the back of the net in less than five minutes. Lars Eller scored shorthanded as part of the barrage.Mika Zibanejad and Kyle Turris scored power-play goals in the middle frame for the Senators. Milan Michalek was credited with the game's first goal, which Montreal's Andre Markov tipped into his own net 12 minutes into the first period.P.K. Subban was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct after slashing Ottawa rookie Mark Stone in the wrist midway through the second period.