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Canadiens vs. Senators: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

The Habs finally snapped their losing streak. Can they win two in a row to close out the pre-season?

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens just collected their first win of the pre-season: a 3-1 home victory against the Florida Panthers. In what started as a game with an exhibition feel, the Habs were forced to fight hard through a scrappy third period to secure the win.

The Ottawa Senators will take the ice having lost their last two games, but still boasting a record superior to Montreal’s. Ottawa is 3-2 in their five games thus far, and have scored 20 goals, while allowing only 18. The Habs, by contrast, have found the back of the net only 12 times, while allowing 26 goals, with two more games played than the Sens.

This is the final chance for Claude Julien and the Canadiens’ staff to evaluate their team in game action before the regular season.

Peter Holland, despite a few solid shifts and a fight standing up for his teammate, has been placed on waivers by the Canadiens, and if he clears, should report to camp with the Laval Rocket. The situation is the same for Daniel Carr who was also placed on waivers with the hope of him clearing to report to the AHL. Both will be eligible to play in the Rocket’s pre-season game on Sunday shoul they not be claimed buy another NHL team.

How to watch

Puck drop: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In the Canadiens regions: RDS
In the Senators region: TSN5, TSN GO
Elsewhere: NHL.tv

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Jonathan Drouin Brendan Gallagher
Charles Hudon Tomas Plekanec Artturi Lehkonen
Alex Galchenyuk Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Paul Byron Jacob de la Rose Ales Hemsky

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Shea Weber
Karl Alzner Jeff Petry
Mark Streit Jordie Benn

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Charlie Lindgren

Ottawa Senators projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Chris Kreider Mika Zibanejad Pavel Buchnevich
Rick Nash Filip Chytil Mats Zuccarello
Michael Grabner Kevin Hayes J.T. Miller
Jimmy Vesey David Desharnais Paul Carey

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ryan McDonagh Kevin Shattenkirk
Brady Skjei Brendan Smith
Marc Staal Anthony DeAngelo

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Henrik Lundqvist
Ondrej Pavelec