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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Senators

The Canadiens battle the Senators on Saturday night in Ottawa.

by Canadiens de Montréal @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

The Canadiens battle the Senators on Saturday night in Ottawa.

On Thursday, Michel Therrien's troops began the year with a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Brendan Gallagher scored twice, while Shea Weber (1a) and Andrew Shaw (1g) both picked up their first points in a Canadiens uniform.

For their part, Guy Boucher's contingent also came out on top in their season opener on Wednesday night, besting the Maple Leafs 5-4 in overtime. Kyle Turris registered the game-winning tally with his second goal of the game just 37 seconds into OT.

Derick Brassard (1g, 1a), Bobby Ryan (1g, 1a) and Mark Stone (2a) also picked up two points each in the win.

Al Montoya, who made 30 stops and gave up just one goal against the Sabres on Thursday, should be between the pipes for the Canadiens. The Senators will go with Craig Anderson.

Jeff Petry could be back in the lineup on Saturday after going down during the Canadiens' final preseason tilt on October 6.

At practice on Friday, Petry was paired with Andrei Markov, while Greg Pateryn - the Russian rearguard's partner in Buffalo - lined up alongside Alexei Emelin. Mikhail Sergachev and Zach Redmond formed the fourth pairing on D.

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