Ottawa gave up three goals to the Montreal Canadiens in the final 3:22 of regulation Saturday to blow a 4-1 lead. The Senators, who face an uphill climb to get into playoff contention, had to settle for one point after Montreal scored its fourth straight goal in overtime for a stunning 5-4 come-from-behind win.
Ottawa (28-25-13) is in 12th place in the Eastern Conference with 69 points, seven points out of the second and final wild-card spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
"Well I think that any time we get to play right away it gives you a chance for you to respond to things that happened in the past, so tonight's a good opportunity for us to get out and get playing," Senators coach Paul MacLean said Sunday. "We're playing a very disciplined and fast team, and we've got to make sure we're ready."
MacLean will dress the same lineup he used Saturday.
Colorado begins a three-game Canadian road trip that continues Tuesday against the Canadiens. That will mark Patrick Roy's first game at Bell Centre as coach of the Avalanche.
Here are the probable Avalanche and Senators lineups:
Injuries: Craig Anderson (upper body)
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