In each of the first three games of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens, whomever lost a tooth became the star of the game.

Here are the details of who lost teeth, how it happened and how the player became the star of the game.

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Craig Anderson lost a tooth on way to a 48-save performance in Game 1. (Graham Hughes/Canadien Press)

Game 1 | Craig Anderson

  • Anderson stopped 48 of 50 shots, including a series of big saves during Montreal's five-minute power-play in the second period. That also included almost two minutes where the Senators were down two men.
  • During the Habs' power-play, Anderson was hit in the mask by a shot from Rene Bourque, knocking out a tooth to the left of his front teeth.
  • Anderson was the first star of the game leading Ottawa to 4-2 win and a 1-0 series lead.
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Carey Price chipped two bottom teeth on this play in Game 2. (Graham Hughes/Canadien Press)

Game 2 | Carey Price

  • Price stopped 29 of 30 Senators shots including some great saves in the second period during an Ottawa power-play.
  • Habs' defenceman Jarred Tinordi chipped two of Price's bottom teeth when his skate came up and hit Price in the head.
  • Price led Montreal to a 3-1 win, tying the series at 1-1.

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J.G. Pageau lost a tooth as he scored his first goal in Game 3. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Game 3 | J.G. Pageau

  • Pageau scored three goals, including the game-winning goal and two insurance goals as Ottawa took a 2-1 series lead.
  • Pageau lost a tooth as he scored his first goal when P.K. Subban's stick caught him in the mouth.
  • Pageau, a native of Gatineau, Que., across the river from Ottawa, was the game's first star.