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The Habs’ will hope they discovered the key to success on the Winnipeg road trip.

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Senators region: TSN5 (English), RDS (French)
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live, RDS Direct, TSN Direct

With a bad month behind them and a hectic schedule laid out in front of them, the Canadiens can only be focused on the present. Despite their difficulties in February, the club is still clinging to a playoff spot on the North Division, and seeing some of the teams around them falter over the Habs’ two-day break should have sent the message that there is still time to turn things around.

Dominique Ducharme will trust Carey Price to make that happen this evening, giving him the start versus a rapidly improving young Senators club that has won four of its last five games, including two extra-time decisions over the Canadiens.

Perhaps the Habs get a bit of a break as they don’t have to face Matt Murray, who turned aside plenty of Canadiens chances in previous games, at the other end. Instead Joey Daccord comes in for the second half of the Sens’ back-to-back, and the Montreal offence that was buzzing in Winnipeg needs to zero in on him to have better success tonight.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jonathan Drouin Nick Suzuki Tyler Toffoli
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen Jesperi Kotkaniemi Joel Armia
Paul Byron Jake Evans Corey Perry

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Shea Weber
Joel Edmundson Jeff Petry
Brett Kulak Alexander Romanov

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Carey Price Jake Allen

Injured: Josh Anderson
Scratched: Victor Mete

Ottawa Senators projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brady Tkachuk Chris Tierney Connor Brown
Nick Paul Colin White Evgenii Dadonov
Tim Stützle Josh Norris Drake Batherson
Matthew Peca Artem Anisimov Austin Watson

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Thomas Chabot Nikita Zaitsev
Mikey Reilly Artem Zub
Erik Brannstrom Erik Gudbranson

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Joey Daccord Matt Murray