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Game Preview: Canadiens (3-7-1) @ Senators (5-1-5)

The Habs play their first game of a four-game road stretch on Monday in Ottawa

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

OTTAWA - The Canadiens begin a busy week on Monday as they head to Ottawa to face the Senators.

The Habs will try to pick up where they left off on Saturday, when they defeated the New York Rangers 5-4 at the Bell Centre. Paul Byron, Alex Galchenyuk, Phillip Danault (twice) and Max Pacioretty were the goal scorers for the home side, while Carey Price turned aside 22 shots in the Montreal crease.

In addition to his two goals, Danault also collected two assists. Saturday's game marked his first four-point night in the NHL.

Video: Danault's four-point game leads Habs past Rangers

The Senators will be trying to rebound from their 5-4 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devisl on Friday. Trailing 4-2 to start the third, Ottawa found the back of the net twice in the dying minutes of regulation before falling in the fourth round of the shootout.

Claude Julien will feature one lineup change for Monday night's contest as Al Montoya will make his second start of the season between the pipes for the Canadiens.

As for the Sens, Guy Boucher confirmed that Craig Anderson would be getting the start for the hosts. Kyle Turris missed his team's previous two games with flu-like symptoms, and although he resumed practicing, he will not be suiting up to face the Habs.

Monday's contest will be the first of four meetings between the two teams in 2017-18. Last season, the Canadiens won three of the five games they played against the Senators.

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