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.


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.

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.


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.