CANADIENS (13-10-5) at SENATORS (12-13-3)
7:30 p.m. ET; TSN5, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV
The Montreal Canadiens will try to sweep their home-and-home series against the Ottawa Senators when they play at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.
The Canadiens won 5-2 at Bell Centre on Tuesday. Montreal is 2-1-0 in its past three games after going 0-3-2 in its previous five. Goalie Carey Price will make his sixth straight start for Montreal; he is 2-1-0 with a .914 save percentage in his past three games.
The Senators are 3-1-0 in their past four games after losing four straight. Goaltender Craig Anderson will start for Ottawa; he has played in 25 of 28 games this season.
Players to watch
Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin has one goal and four assists during a three-game point streak.
Senators forward Matt Duchene has 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in his past 14 games.
They said it
"We've kind of had a little bit of a rivalry with this team for a little while now. They're fun games to be in. I think both sides enjoy the challenge; it's competitive. The atmosphere is fun to be around." -- Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher
"I didn't feel like I was in front of the net screening [Price] too often [on Tuesday]. I'll make sure I get to the dirty areas tonight." -- Senators forward Brady Tkachuk
Canadiens projected lineup
Tomas Tatar -- Phillip Danault -- Brendan Gallagher
Jonathan Drouin -- Max Domi -- Andrew Shaw
Paul Byron -- Jesperi Kotkaniemi -- Artturi Lehkonen
Kenny Agostino -- Michael Chaput -- Matthew Peca
Brett Kulak -- Shea Weber
David Schlemko -- Jeff Petry
Mike Reilly -- Jordie Benn
Scratched: Xavier Ouellet, Charles Hudon, Nicolas Deslauriers
Injured: Noah Juulsen (facial fracture), Joel Armia (lower body)
Senators projected lineup
Ryan Dzingel -- Matt Duchene -- Drake Batherson
Brady Tkachuk -- Colin White -- Mark Stone
Mikkel Boedker -- Chris Tierney -- Bobby Ryan
Tom Pyatt -- Zack Smith -- Magnus Paajarvi
Thomas Chabot -- Dylan DeMelo
Ben Harpur -- Cody Ceci
Maxime Lajoie -- Christian Jaros
Scratched: Max McCormick, Justin Falk
Injured: Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Achilles), Mark Borowiecki (upper body)
Juulsen was cleared for contact on Wednesday for the first time since taking a puck to the face on Nov. 19. ... Canadiens coach Claude Julien said there "might" be a change to his lineup but wouldn't say what it could be. … Lajoie's status will be determined by the medical staff and coaches after the warmup; if he can't play, Falk will take his spot on the third pairing. … Borowiecki will miss his seventh straight game.
Montreal has scored two goals or fewer in five of its past seven games. … Ottawa has scored at least four goals in six of its past nine games.