Canadiens vs Senators Game Thread

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Never forget that Karlsson sucks, but then again so do the Senators and Habs on most nights.

The Habs and Sens will clash for the fourth time this year, in a match up of two struggling teams.

Montreal is struggling to score goals, with only three in their past three games to show for their efforts. This drought has brought on some changes, as Michel Therrien has opted to reunite the kid line, play Thomas Vanek with Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais, and return Daniel Brière to Tomas Plekanec's wing. All three of those lines have been successful in the past, and the Habs will hope to cash in on some previously established chemistry.

The Senators are in a tailspin of their own, allowing almost 30 goals in their last 7 games. For a team pegged as a defensive stalwart in the off-season Ottawa sure is allowing a ton of goals. Tonight will be a perfect opportunity for the Habs' offensive woes to end.

Carey Price will get the start, as he practiced with the team several times this week, and took part in a full practice this morning ahead of the game. For the sake of every single Habs fan around the world, let's hope he's ready to go, and not being rushed.

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST.

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Thomas Vanek
Daniel Brière Tomas Plekanec Brian Gionta
Alex Galchenyuk Lars Eller Brendan Gallagher
Travis Moen Brandon Prust Dale Weise
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Francis Bouillon P.K. Subban
Douglas Murray Jarred Tinordi
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Peter Buda

Scratches: Mike Weaver, Rene Bourque, George Parros, Ryan White.

Injuries: Michael Bournival (concussion, day-to-day), Josh Gorges (fractured hand, 1 week)

As for the Sens:

Ottawa Senators Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Milan Michalek Jason Spezza Ales Hemsky
Clarke MacArthur Kyle Turris Bobby Ryan
Mike Hoffman Mika Zibanejad Erik Condra
Colin Greening Zack Smith Chris Neil
Left Defense
Right Defense
Marc Methot Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips Cody Ceci
Jared Cowen Eric Gryba
Goaltenders
Robin Lehner
Craig Anderson

Injuries: Patrick Weirchioch,

Check out the opposing side at Silver Sevens.

The game will be available via a live stream from the Hockey Night In Canada website. It will be aired on Canadian TV on CBC and RDS.

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