Video: Prust sparks melee by spearing goalie Anderson

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The Ottawa Senators earned a 5-1 victory over Montreal in Game 5 tonight, but just before the contest ended, Canadiens forward Brandon Prust started a skirmish by spearing Craig Anderson.

The Senators goaltender took exception to that and things ballooned from there, as you can see below:

Brandon Prust got a double minor while Patrick Wiercioch was handed a roughing penalty. P.K. Subban and Eric Gryba each got a 10-minute misconduct.

“Sure sign of frustration is when they’re taking cheap shots at your goaltender,” Senators coach Dave Cameron said after the game, per the Ottawa Sun’s Don Brennan. “I’ve known Prust a long time. That was cheap.”

Montreal certainly has plenty of reasons to be frustrated with Anderson. The Canadiens had a 3-0 series lead, but they’ve lost two in a row and Anderson has now stopped 120 of 123 shots in this series.

While the incident seemed to bother Anderson in the heat of the moment, after the contest he was willing to move on.

“No harm, no foul,” he told TSN’s Ian Mendes.