Conacher scored twice on a shaky Peter Budaj as the Ottawa Senators advanced to the second round of the playoffs Thursday night with a 6-1 rout of the Montreal Canadiens. Ottawa took the best-of-seven series 4-1 and put a punctuation mark on its dominance in moving on for the first time since 2007, when the Senators lost in the Stanley Cup finals to the Anaheim Ducks.
The rookie center has three goals so far in this postseason. He had 11 goals and 18 assists in a combined 47 games with the Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning. Ottawa acquired him on April 3.