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

The Habs aim to start off their Canadian trip by continuing their winning ways.

Montreal Canadiens v Ottawa Senators Photo by Matt Zambonin/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens @ Ottawa Senators

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: CityTV, Sportsnet East/One (English), TVA Sports (French)
Streaming: ESPN+, NHL Live, RDS Direct, Sportsnet Now

The Montreal Canadiens put together another great game on Wednesday night to run their winning streak to four games. Through that run, their margin of victory grew from one goal in two extra-time victories, to three versus the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 5-2 decision, and finally a four-goal edge when the top line went to work versus the Buffalo Sabres, and Samuel Montembeault earned his first NHL shutout at the other end.

Now they go up against an Ottawa Senators team that is well back of the teams in the playoff race, but still finding ways to hang with opponents despite some injuries. The Canadiens have been no exception in recent years, as these matches often end up coming down to the wire with plenty of altercations throughout the 60 minutes.

Maybe that desire to compete with every opponent will be what finally slows down Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki, and Josh Anderson, the latter of whom escaped serious injury from a puck to the face in the last game and will rejoin his linemates. Those three have been charging through the competition for the entirety of this winning streak, all bringing a different set of skills to the table, and Ottawa’s only hope is to find ways to prevent them from making their dangerous connections in the offensive zone.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Cole Caufield Nick Suzuki Josh Anderson
Mike Hoffman Laurent Dauphin Brendan Gallagher
Rem Pitlick Jake Evans Artturi Lehkonen
Michael Pezzetta Ryan Poehling Mathieu Perreault

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Brett Kulak Jeff Petry
Alexander Romanov Ben Chiarot
Corey Schueneman Chris Wideman

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Andrew Hammond Samuel Montembeault

Ottawa Senators projected lineup

Defencemen

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brady Tkachuk Tim Stützle Adam Gaudette
Zach Sanford Nick Paul Connor Brown
Alex Formenton Chris Tierney Tyler Ennis
Parker Kelly Colin White Austin Watson
Dylan Gambrell

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Artem Zub
Nick Holden Josh Brown
Erik Brannstrom

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Matt Murray Anton Forsberg