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Rivalry rout: Ottawa beats Montreal 6-1, wins series in 5 games

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    Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris (7) celebrates his goal on Montreal Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj as Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec (14) and P.K. Subban (76) look on during the second period of their Game 5 first round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Montreal on Thursday, May 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)The Associated Press

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    Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson makes a save against Montreal Canadiens' Michael Ryder (73) during the first period of Game 5 first round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series action in Montreal, Thursday, May 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)The Associated Press

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    Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris (7) celebrates with teammates Erik Condra (22) and Chris Phillips (4) after scoring the fourth goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of Game 5 first round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)The Associated Press

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    Ottawa Senators' Jakob Silfverberg (33) picks up an interference penalty on Montreal Canadiens' Raphael Diaz during the second period of Game 5 first round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Montreal on Thursday, May 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)The Associated Press

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    Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) celebrates with teammates Andrei Markov (79) and Rene Bourque after scoring the first goal against the Ottawa Senators during the first period of Game 5 first round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)The Associated Press

Craig Anderson made 33 saves and Cory 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 victory gives Ottawa time to rest up and heal bruises from the physical series before the conference semifinals begin next week.

Zack Smith, Kyle Turris, Daniel Alfredsson and Erik Condra also scored for Ottawa, underdogs as the seventh seed in the East, but bolstered down the stretch by the return of top players on defense Erik Karlsson and Jared Cowan.

P.K. Subban scored for injury-struck Montreal.