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Game Day 5: Senators @ Canadiens

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Here are 5 things you need to know before tonight's preseason game in Montreal against the Canadiens.

1. Line-up

We're getting close to the finalized roster for the season after another 7 players were assigned to Binghamton yesterday. You can find the roster for tonight's game here.

Some line-up notes for tonight...

  • According to Bruce Garrioch on Twitter, Kyle Turris, Shane Prince, Milan Michalek, Mark Fraser and Erik Karlsson won't dress tonight in Montreal.
  • Given how the lines and defence pairings looked during this morning's skate, here's how the Sens line-up should look to start the game tonight...
  • MacArthur - Lazar - Stone

    Hoffman - Zibanejad - Ryan

    Chiasson - Smith - Neil

    Greening - Pageau - Puempel

    Methot - Wideman

    Wiercioch - Ceci

    Cowen - Borowiecki

    According to Montreal's Game Day Blog their projected line-up for tonight looks like this:

    Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gallagher

    Eller - Galchenyuk - Semin

    Flynn - Mitchell - Kassian

    Andrighetto - Hudon - Smith-Pelly

    Markov - Subban

    Beaulieu - Gilbert

    Emelin - Juulsen

    2. Goalies

    A bit of a curveball today after the skate as the coach shared some updates on his goalies for tonight's game...

    O'Connor was one of the seven players sent to Binghamton yesterday and there were no other updates on the injury Hammond sustained during the morning skate.

    Carey Price is expected to start in goal for the Canadiens tonight.

    3. Last meeting

    Ugh. I'm still not ready talk about it but the last time these teams met was on April 26th in Game 6 of their first-round playoff match-up in Ottawa. Carey Price made 43 saves to earn a 2-0 shutout victory while Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for the Sens but for some reason it didn't count.

    If you feel like reliving that game for whatever reason, here you go...


    We caught up with Sens centre Zack Smith earlier today and you can read/listen to his pre-game thoughts here.

    Sens TV has all the best pre-game quotes from after today's morning skate which you can watch below...

    5. Broadcast

    Tonight's game will be available on RDS2 on the radio at TSN 1200 and Unique FM. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.

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