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Game Preview: Senators (3-2-0) @ Canadiens (1-6-0)

Habs wrap up preseason schedule on Saturday night against Ottawa

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

The Canadiens close their preseason calendar on Saturday against the visiting Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre.

Claude Julien's troops are coming off a first exhibition win on Friday, 3-1 opposite Florida.

Paul Byron and Andrew Shaw were the night's goalscorers, the former having lit the lamp twice -- including once shorthanded, while Charlie Lindgren got the start between the pipes, stopping 22 of the 23 Florida shots he faced.

On Saturday, Julien will go with a lineup heavy on regulars including Max Pacioretty, Shea Weber, Tomas Plekanec, Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk, and Jonathan Drouin.

Galchenyuk will notably play on a line with Phillip Danault and Andrew Shaw up front, while Lindgren will play the role of backup, as Carey Price gets the start in goal.

Andreas Martinsen meanwhile is slated to be a healthy scratch.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: La formation pour le match de ce soir face aux S��nateurs / Saturday's lineup vs Ottawa#GoHabsGo

The Sens will likewise go with an almost complete roster, including goaltenders Mike Condon and Craig Anderson, defenseman Dion Phaneuf, and forwards Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Bobby Ryan, Kyle Turris and Alex Burrows.

Three rookies who took part in Ottawa's training camp -- Alex Formenton, Logan Brown, and Thomas Chabot -- will also suit up for the preseason finale.

Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Bell Centre, and will be broadcast on RDS and TSN5.

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