clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

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

Two games against Ottawa this week gives Montreal ample opportunity to gain some confidence.

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

Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators

How to watch

Start time: 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the Senators region: TSN5
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/Rogers NHL Live

The Canadiens are in an interesting predicament.

After early-season success, the club has struggled through the month of November, unable to gain any kind of momentum of late. They’ve won only one out their last seven matchups, despite having some games that they should have easily won.

There are some positives, however, to the last stretch for the Canadiens, including Shea Weber’s impressive return, with two goals and an assist to his name already, as well as the gradual turn in Carey Price’s game, looking more confident than we saw him to begin the season.

Tonight, they welcome a team they currently run neck-and-neck with in the Atlantic Division standings, and one they’ll play three times over the next 12 days, including another match up this Thursday. The Ottawa Senators, a team that has also surprised many, has gone through similar ups and downs. The Senators did win the previous matchup between these two teams, a 4-3 game decided in overtime.

An interesting decision to keep notable Senators killer Charles Hudon out of the lineup tonight might be a choice that makes or breaks Montreal’s chances, but with the Canadiens forced to play some of their best hockey against their Ontario rivals, it should be a very interesting contest tonight.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Jonathan Drouin Max Domi Andrew Shaw
Paul Byron Jesperi Kotkaniemi Artturi Lehkonen
Nicolas Deslauriers Michael Chaput Kenny Agostino

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Brett Kulak Shea Weber
David Schlemko Jeff Petry
Mikey Reilly Jordie Benn

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Antti Niemi

Ottawa Senators projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Ryan Dzingel Matt Duchene Drake Batherson
Brady Tkachuk Colin White Mark Stone
Mikkel Boedker Chris Tierney Bobby Ryan
Tom Pyatt Zack Smith Magnus Paajarvi

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Thomas Chabot Dylan Demelo
Ben Harpur Cody Ceci
Justin Falk Christian Jaros

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Craig Anderson
Mike McKenna