The Senators have lost four of their last five, but picked up single points in two non-regulation losses (one to the Canadiens). They are grasping to their seventh place spot in the Eastern Conference, but still could catch the division leading Boston Bruins.
Colin Greening has three goals in his last four games for the Senators, while "Mr. Norris" Erik Karlsson has five points in his last five games. Karlsson and Jason Spezza have both picked up four points in the five games against Montreal this season.
Spezza has been battling the flu, but is feeling "a little bit better" and will take to the ice tonight. Craig Anderson gets the call in goal tonight. It will be Anderson's first start in goal, after missing over a month with a deep cut in his hand.
The Canadiens hold a 3-0-2 edge in the season series. Josh Gorges was the First Star in their last meeting, blocking ten shots in a penalty infested match just last Saturday.
Carey Price has played in all five meetings with Ottawa this season, and gets the call again tonight.
Pop Quiz: How many players have played for both the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators, current edition? Bonus if you know how many played for both the Habs and the old school (1917-34) Sens?
MONTREAL CANADIENS PROJECTED LINEUP
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Erik Cole
Rene Bourque - Tomas Plekanec - Lars Eller
Mike Blunden - Ryan White - Louis Leblanc
Petteri Nokelainen - Brad Staubitz-
Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban
Chris Campoli - Yannick Weber
Carey Price - Peter Budaj
OTTAWA SENATORS PROJECTED LINEUP
Colin Greening - Jason Spezza - Milan Michalek
Zack Smith - Kyle Turris - Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno - Jim O`Brien - Chris Neil
- Erik Karlsson
Craig Anderson -
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