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Canadiens vs Senators

Gionta, Pacioretty in for Canadiens in Game 3

By Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

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Gionta, Pacioretty in for Canadiens in Game 3
The Montreal Canadiens got a big boost for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday when captain Brian Gionta and leading scorer Max Pacioretty returned to the lineup.

OTTAWA – The Montreal Canadiens got a big boost for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday when captain Brian Gionta and leading scorer Max Pacioretty returned to the lineup.

Gionta and Pacioretty both sat out Montreal's 3-1 win in Game 2 of the series Friday night with upper-body injuries.

Gabriel Dumont, who played fewer than four minutes Friday, and Jeff Halpern were removed from the Canadiens' lineup.

For the Senators, rookie Cory Conacher was back in the lineup after sitting out Game 2, taking the place of Guillaume Latendresse. On defense, Patrick Wiercioch dressed for the first time in the series, taking the spot of Andre Benoit.

Quote of the Day

It's not always going to be pretty, especially against a great goalie [Lundqvist] like that. My goals are never how you draw them up. It's just a matter of grinding it out and trying to create havoc in front and good things happen.

— Capitals forward Jay Beagle on scoring in their Game 3 victory against the Rangers on Monday