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The Habs look to make it three wins in four games in the Nation’s capital

Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators

The Montreal Canadiens begin their longest road trip of the season thus far with a tilt against their Atlantic Division rival, the Ottawa Senators tonight in a game at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The game will be the first of four meetings between the two clubs this season, and if season's past dictate anything, the games will be heated with a lot of animosity between them. The Canadiens (3-7-1) are coming off a 5-4 victory over the New York Rangers Saturday evening, in a game which saw forward Phillip Danault attain a career-high with four points (two goals and two assists).

Goaltender Carey Price who has started all but one game this season will get a night off, paving the way for backup Al Montoya to get the nod in goal. His only other start was October 18, conceding five goals on 42 shots in a game against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Senators (5-1-5) are a team playing with a huge boost with the return of captain Erik Karlsson to the lineup after he missed the first five games of the season recovering from surgery to repairs tendons in his left foot. The all-star defenseman has nine assists in six games this season.

How to watch

Puck drop: 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSNGO (English), RDS (French)
In the Senators region: TSN5, TSNGO
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Artturi Lehkonen Jonathan Drouin Paul Byron
Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Charles Hudon Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Alex Galchenyuk Michael McCarron Torrey Mitchell

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Shea Weber
Karl Alzner Jordie Benn
Brandon Davidson Jeff Petry

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Scratched: Jacob de la Rose, Joe Morrow

Injured: Ales Hemsky (concussion-like symptoms), David Schlemko (hand), Nikita Scherbak (lower body injury)

Ottawa Senators projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jason Zucker Mikko Koivu Mikael Granlund
Nino Niederreiter Eric Staal Luke Kunin
Marcus Foligno Joel Eriksson Ek Chris Stewart
Daniel Winnik Matt Cullen Tyler Ennis

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ryan Suter Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin Mathew Dumba
Gustaf Olofsson Mike Rielly

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Devan Dubnyk
Alex Stalock