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The Habs host a divisional rival for the second game in a row.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Habs welcome the Sens for a showdown at the Bell Center tonight.

Montreal is coming off of a bounce back win against the Leafs on Saturday, snapping their loosing streak and keeping that sinking feeling of panic at bay. Alexander Radulov returned to the lineup to the tune of two points, both assists, which brings his assist total to 13 on the season. Shea Weber also contributed with a pair of assists on his own. He now leads Canadiens defensemen in points with 15 and his seven goal tally is tied with Alex Galchenyuk and Paul Byron for the most on the team. Charles Hudon is expected to sit out tonight’s game, as Daniel Carr returns to the lineup.

Meanwhile the Senators are coming off a 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday. They have lost two in a row, and have been struggling to score recently with only 1.5 goals per game in their last four meetings. All eyes will be pointed to the Sens’ forward trios seeing as only Kyle Turris (8) and Ryan Dzingel (5) have scored more than three goals so far this season. There is good news for the Senators’ forward group though, as Matt Hoffman is drawing back into the lineup tonight.

One schedule note tonight: RDS will be carrying the MLS game between the Impact and Toronto FC, which means the Habs game will be shown on RDS 2.

How to Watch:

Puck drop: 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST

In the Canadiens region: Sportsnet East, RDS2

In the Senators region: TSN5, RDS2

Elsewhere: Rogers GameCentre Live/NHL.tv, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Centre
Right Wing
Paul Byron Alex Galchenyuk Alexander Radulov
Max Pacioretty Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Phillip Danault Torrey Mitchell Andrew Shaw
Daniel Carr David Desharnais Chris Terry
Left Defense
Right Defense
Alexei Emelin Shea Weber
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Joel Hanley
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Injured: Zach Redmond (foot), Atturi Lehkonen (upper-body injury), Brian Flynn (lower-body injury)

Scratched: Charles Hudon, Greg Pateryn

Ottawa Senators Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Ryan Dzingel Kyle Turris Tom Pyatt
Mike Hoffman Derick Brassard Mark Stone
Zach Smith Jean-Gabriel Pageau Chris Kelly
Max McCormick Curtis Lazar Chris Neil
Left Defense
Right Defense
Marc Methot Erik Karlsson
Dion Phaneuf Cody Ceci
Mark Borowiecki Chris Wideman
Goaltenders
Craig Anderson
Mike Condon

Injured: Bobby Ryan (hand), Clarke MacArthur (concussion).

Scratched: None.