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

The best the Senators have to offer will take on Carey Price & co. on Saturday night.

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

After heading home from Quebec City with a 2-1 record so far in the pre-season, the Montreal Canadiens will wrap up the tune-up slate with a game at home and on the road versus each Ontario teams.

Tonight the Canadiens will face the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre. After playing last night versus a minor-leaguer-heavy Chicago Blackhawks team, Matt Duchene gets the day off, but otherwise the Sens will have many of their top NHLers dressed for the game.

Unfortunately for them, an off-season of change hasn’t left them with many quality options, with Mark Stone leading the charge up front and Codi Ceci standing in as the team’s top defenceman. What they will have is Brady Tkachuk on the attack, getting a chance to follow up a great Rookie Showdown performance against a more professional version of the Canadiens.

He will see a familiar face on the other side, as Jesperi Kotkaniemi draws into the lineup yet again in a mini battle of top-four draft picks. Tkachuk won the first matchup between the two, but Kotkaniemi has been stradily adjusting to the pro game since the beginning of September, and tonight will have two quality wingers to help him along.

Carey Price will play the entire 60 minutes, and will hope to see another good performance from Victor Mete and Noah Juulsen in front of him.

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the Senators region: TSN5, TSN Direct (English)
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/Rogers NHL Live

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#92 Jonathan Drouin #15 Jesperi Kotkaniemi #40 Joel Armia
#90 Tomas Tatar #24 Phillip Danault #11 Brendan Gallagher
#41 Paul Byron #14 Tomas Plekanec #38 Nikita Scherbak
#45 Hunter Shinkaruk #34 Michael McCarron #72 Joel Ward

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#8 Jordie Benn #26 Jeff Petry
#53 Victor Mete #58 Noah Juulsen
#27 Karl Alzner #28 Mikey Reilly

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
#31 Carey Price
#39 Charlie Lindgren

Ottawa Senators projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brady Tkachuk Chris Tierney Mark Stone
Tom Pyatt Colin White Bobby Ryan
Rudolfs Balcers Logan Brown Gabriel Gagne
Magnus Paajarvi Filip Chlapik Adam Tambellini
Paul Carey

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Patrick Sieloff Cody Ceci
Maxime Lajoie Julius Bergman
Ben Harpur Christian Jaros
Christian Wolanin

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Craig Anderson
Mike McKenna
Marcus Hogberg