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David Desharnais, Erik Cole score first-period goals as Canadiens hold on to beat Senators 2-1

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    Montreal Canadiens' David Desharnais (51) celebrates with teammates Max Pacioretty (67), Andrei Markov (79) Alexei Emelin (74) and Erik Cole (72) after scoring against the Ottawa Senators' during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Graham Hughes.The Associated Press

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    Montreal Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec (14) collides with Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal Sunday Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES,Graham Hughes)The Associated Press

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    Montreal Canadiens' Raphael Diaz, left, checks Ottawa Senators' Andre Benoit into the boards during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal Sunday Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES, Graham Hughes)The Associated Press

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    Montreal Canadiens' goaltender Carey Price, left, makes a save against Ottawa Senators' Daniel Alfredsson during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal Sunday Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES,Graham Hughes)The Associated Press

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    Montreal Canadiens' goaltender Carey Price, left, makes a save against Ottawa Senators' Daniel Alfredsson, right, during second-period NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)The Associated Press

David Desharnais and Erik Cole scored first-period goals and the Montreal Canadiens held on for a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.

The win completed a sweep of weekend matinees at home for Montreal (6-2-0) after a 6-1 win Saturday over the Buffalo Sabres. The Canadiens have won five straight at home after dropping their home opener to Toronto on Jan. 19.

Jakob Silfverberg scored for Ottawa (5-3-1), which was coming off a 1-0 loss at Carolina on Friday night. Senators goalie Craig Anderson has not conceded a goal after the first period in eight games this season.

Max Pacioretty was back on the ice only eight days after having his appendix removed and got an assist on his first shift.