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Canadiens vs. Senators Game Thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

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As the preseason schedule rolls on, the Canadiens travel tonight for their first exhibition contest outside of the friendly confines of the Bell Centre. Thankfully, it’s not a long trip, as tonight’s opponent is Montreal’s closest geographical rival, the Ottawa Senators.

The Sens have earned three points through their first two preseason contests, putting up six goals on the Maple Leafs on Monday before falling in OT to the Buffalo Sabres. The Habs, for their part, will be looking to build on Tuesday’s win over the Capitals as they integrate a few veteran pieces back into their lineup.

Captain Max Pacioretty and veteran stalwart Tomas Plekanec will each make their preseason debut tonight after short stints at the World Cup of Hockey. We’ll also get a first look at Mikhail Sergachev, who looks set to pair with Mark Barberio to create what should be a dynamic duo.

Charlie Lindgren should get the second half of tonight’s game, looking to repeat the spectacular performance he put in on Monday after taking over for Mike Condon. And finally, Daniel Carr and Sven Andrighetto will each get another look this evening as the two wingers fight keep themselves in the conversation for what may be only one open roster spot on the big club to start the year.

The puck drops at 7:30 PM EST.

How To Watch:
In Canada (French): RDS
In Canada (English): TSN5
Elsewhere: NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice
Radio: TSN 690

Montreal Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Alex Galchenyuk Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen Tomas Plekanec Sven Andrighetto
Daniel Carr David Desharnais Charles Hudon
Chris Terry Michael McCarron Bobby Farnham
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nathan Beaulieu Greg Pateryn
Mark Barberio Mikhail Sergachev
Joel Hanley Zach Redmond
Goaltenders
Mike Condon
Charlie Lindgren
Ottawa Senators Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Mike Hoffman Kyle Turris Phil Varone
Ryan Dzingel Derick Brassard Bobby Ryan
Tom Pyatt Jean-Gabriel Pageau Mike Blunden
Nick Paul Chris Kelly Matt Puempel
Left Defense
Right Defense
Matt Bartkowski Codi Ceci
Thomas Chabot Chris Wideman
Fredrik Claesson Matt Borowiecki
Michael Kostka
Goaltenders
Chris Driedger
Matt O'Connor

Check out the Senators’ side on Silver Seven.