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

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Montreal aims to prevent the Senators’ point streak from reaching seven games.

Ottawa Senators v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens @ Ottawa Senators

How to watch

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

Dominique Ducharme doesn’t have much say in who gets into his lineup right now as the Canadiens have just enough skaters to put an 18-man unit together, but he does decide how they will form into trios and duos, and tonight he’s opted to leave them all intact from Tuesday night’s 4-0 victory over an outclassed team from Edmonton. The only number the Oilers were able to put on the board was a $5,000 fine for Connor McDavid after he was frustrated by the defending of Jesperi Kotkaniemi.

Jake Allen will be the only new face in the lineup this evening, getting back in after sitting out since March 19. The Senators counter with a bit of an unknown quantity after their usual netminding duo was forced out due to injury. Filip Gustavsson will be getting his third NHL start, and fourth appearance in a game, at his home rink tonight, and has some pretty stellar numbers in his 140 minutes so far. His save percentage sits at .973 at the moment, having allowed just two goals on 73 shots. He never had numbers like this in his time in the AHL, however, so the Canadiens could be the ones to burst the bubble for the 22-year-old Swede if they can treat the Senators the same way they handled Edmonton earlier in the week.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Jonathan Drouin Nick Suzuki Josh Anderson
Paul Byron Jesperi Kotkaniemi Artturi Lehkonen
Michael Frolik Jake Evans Corey Perry

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Brett Kulak Jeff Petry
Joel Edmundson Shea Weber
Victor Mete Alexander Romanov

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Jake Allen Carey Price

Injured: Ben Chiarot (broken hand), Tyler Toffoli (lower body)
COVID unavailable list: Joel Armia, Eric Staal

Ottawa Senators projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brady Tkachuk Josh Norris Evgenii Dadonov
Tim Stützle Chris Tierney Drake Batherson
Nick Paul Colin White Connor Brown
Alex Formenton Clark Bishop Ryan Dzingel

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Thomas Chabot Nikita Zaitsev
Mikey Reilly Artem Zub
Braydon Coburn Josh Brown

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Filip Gustavsson Anton Forsberg