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Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators: Game Thread

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After a disappointing loss to New Jersey the Habs will attempt to finally turn the tide vs the Senators.

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Montreal faces their division rival Senators this evening and the trending numbers aren't looking too good.

Here are some stats for you, courtesy of Arpon Basu.

The Senators have 1 regulation loss in the last 10 games, and have won 6 of the last 7 matchups vs the Canadiens.

The special teams trends aren't looking too hot for the Habs either. Ottawa has killed off 24 of it's last 26 penalties, whereas Montreal has only capitalized on 3 of their last 39 power play opportunities.

Craig Anderson has not lost in regulation during his last 8 starts. He's gone 6-0-2 with a .927 save percentage.

Carey Price has struggled vs the Sens, having not yet won against them this year, going 0-1-1 with a .877 save percentage.

David Desharnais traveled with the team and is considered a game time decision.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM.

Here are your projected lineups:

Montreal Canadiens Prospective Lineup
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Travis Moen Tomas Plekanec Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais * Brendan Gallagher
Rene Bourque Lars Eller Daniel Briere
Michael Bournival Brandon Prust George Parros
Left Defense Right Defense
Josh Gorges P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Douglas Murray Raphael Diaz
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

David Desharnais is a game time decision (flu).

Injuries: Davis Drewiske (shoulder surgery, practicing), Alex Galchenyuk (wrist, 4-6 weeks), Ryan White (shoulder, 1 wees).

As for the Kanata Senators

Prospective Lineup
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Clarke MacArthur Kyle Turris Bobby Ryan
Colin Greening Jason Spezza Mark Stone
Corey Conacher Mika Zibanejad Milan Michalek
Erik Condra Zack Smith Matt Kassian
Left Defense Right Defense
Jared Cowen Erik Karlsson
Marc Methot Cody Ceci
Chris Phillips Eric Gryba
Goaltenders
Craig Anderson
Robin Lehner

Check out the opposing side at Silver Sevens.