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Canadiens vs Senators game thread

Habs fans invade the Canadian Tire Center in Ottawa tonight as the Canadiens face the Senators.

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The Habs and Sens are meeting tonight for the second time this season. There are a couple of notable streaks on the line, including the Canadiens' six-game road winning streak (their last road loss being against the Minnesota Wild on December 3), and Max Pacioretty's five game goal-scoring streak which lifted him to the 20-goal mark last night.

The Senators are coming off a four-game road trip that saw them walk away with only one win. As their team struggles to show some consistency under new coach Dave Cameron (6-6-3 since he took over), fans in Ottawa have been getting restless with their team's status. Talk about trading Craig Anderson for assets, the question of whether the team should officially enter a "rebuild", and how bad at defense Erik Karlsson has been this year (he's -18) have made Ottawa a disgruntled hockey city.

The displeasure in Sensville may increase tonight if the Habs can put forth a good performance coming off their win in Columbus last night. A showering of "Olé's" from the stands would certainly be nice to hear...

The teams hit the ice at 7:30 PM EST. Go Habs Go!

In Canada (English): Sportsnet East
In Canada (French): RDS
Elsewhere: NHL Center Ice or NHL Gamecenter Live

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Brandon Prust Alex Galchenyuk P.A. Parenteau
David Desharnais Lars Eller Dale Weise
Michaël Bournival Manny Malhotra Jiri Sekac
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov P.K. Subban
Nathan Beaulieu Sergei Gonchar
Tom Gilbert Alexei Emelin
Dustin Tokarski
Carey Price

Scratched: Mike Weaver, Christian Thomas

Injuries: None

Ottawa Senators Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Clarke MacArthur Kyle Turris Alex Chiasson
Mike Hoffman Mika Zibanejad Bobby Ryan
Erik Condra Jean-Gabriel Pageau Curtis Lazar
Milan Michalek David Legwand Mark Stone
Left Defense
Right Defense
Marc Methot Erik Karlsson
Jared Cowen Cody Ceci
Chris Phillips Eric Gryba
Craig Anderson
Robin Lehner

Scratched: Colin Greening, Patrick Wiercioch

Injuries: Mark Borowiecki (leg), Chris Neil (lower-body), Zack Smith (upper-body)

Check out the opposing side at Silver Seven.