Canadiens vs. Senators Game Thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

Habs look to avenge OT loss in second game of home-and-away.

The Montreal Canadiens will be in Kanata on Saturday to take on the Ottawa Senators in the fourth preseason game for both teams, and the second half of the home-and-home series. The Senators took the first game in overtime, and the Canadiens will look to avenge the loss.

This will also be the first of two road games for the Canadiens, who will travel from Ottawa to play in Toronto on Sunday. They will then host Boston in the brand new Videotron Centre in Québec City before wrapping up their pre-season calendar at the Bell Centre against the Maple Leafs.

Cuts are expected to be announced after the game on Saturday, as the St. John’s IceCaps training camp starts up on tomorrow.

Puck drop against the Senators is at 3:00 PM EDT/12:00 PM PDT

How to Watch

In the Canadiens region (French): RDS
In the Senators region: TSN5
Elsewhere: NHL GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice

The Habs will be icing a very bare-bones lineup, primarily highlighting the depth the team has on the fourth line. The Senators will be icing a lineup heavy with NHL regulars, so the Habs mission today will be to contain the Sens’ forwards in a defensive-minded contest. The only NHL line being iced by the Habs is their presumed fourth line to start the season consisting of Paul Byron, Torrey Mitchell, and Philip Danault.

The rest of the roster, including the defence, are all destined for the IceCaps, except for defender Noah Juulsen, who should be headed back to junior for his over-age season soon. This is also likely to be Yuri Alexandrov’s last chance to make an impression before potentially continuing his tryout in the AHL.

Erik Karlsson will be making his preseason debut tonight after taking part in the World Cup of Hockey. On the Habs side, Andrei Markov and Alexei Emelin are not yet playing despite being back at practice.


Montreal Canadiens projected lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Paul Byron Torrey Mitchell Philip Danault
Stefan Matteau Michael McCarron Charles Hudon
Bobby Farnham Jacob de la Rose Nikita Scherbak
Jeremy Gregoire Brian Flynn Daniel Audette
Left Defense
Right Defense
Noah Juulsen Yuri Alexandrov
Phillip Samuelsson Ryan Johnson
Tom Parisi Brett Lernout
Al Montoya
Zachary Fucale
Ottawa Senators Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Mike Hoffman Kyle Turris Phil Varone
Ryan Dzingel Derick Brassard Bobby Ryan
Tom Pyatt Jean-Gabriel Pageau Mike Blunden
Nick Paul Chris Kelly Matt Puempel
Left Defense
Right Defense
Matt Bartkowski Codi Ceci
Thomas Chabot Chris Wideman
Erik Karlsson Matt Borowiecki
Michael Kostka
Andrew Hammond
Matt O'Connor

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