In the moments afterwards, Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean was positively giddy. Montreal Canadiens counterpart Michel Therrien looked like he had been hit by a truck.
With No. 1 centre Jason Spezza sidelined, Kyle Turris faced a steep learning curve this season.
The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens meet in Round 1.
Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is saying all the right things with the club in the midst of an atrocious road trip, having lost five consecutive games and on the cusp of losing control of its once secure playoff spot.
And then there were 10.
Ten regular season games left to protect a playoff spot.
The Ottawa Senators need more from Kyle Turris.