Meszaros scored both goals on shots from the point, beating
David Aebischer with 1:13 left in the first and putting another
long drive past the goalie on a power play 5:43 into the second to
make it 4-1.
Alex Kovalev and Tomas Plekanec scored for Montreal (2-5), which
had won two in a row, including a 7-3 win over the Senators on
Monday in Truro, Nova Scotia, after opening the preseason with four
Schaefer opened the scoring 8:44 in when he beat Aebischer from
the edge of the crease with a backhander after stopping a pass with
his left skate.
Kovalev tied it at 1 at 11:14 when he flipped Koivu's rebound
Fisher put Ottawa up again with a power-play goal at 13:31.
After Meszaros' two goals, Plekanec drew Montreal within 4-2
when he banked a shot off Gerber's left skate from behind the net
8:06 into the second.