The rivalry continues in Montreal as the Sens take on the Canadiens but before the puck drops, we've got 5 things to set the table for tonight's match-up.
1. Starting Goalies
It's once again Craig Anderson's crease tonight for the Sens. Anderson is 8-4-1 to start the season and been historically pretty solid in Montreal having amassed a 6-4-0 record in 10 career starts against the Canadiens on the road (in both regular season and playoff games) to go along with a .940 save percentage and a 2.10 goals against average.
At the other end of the rink, it looks like Carey Price is in line to start for the Canadiens. He's pretty good. Moving on...
2. Last meeting
Hit the rewind button because we're going back to the second game of the season when the Sens hosted the Canadiens on October 15th. Tom Pyatt picked a good time to notch his first goal with his new club as it came late in the third period and sent the game into overtime. Roughly 5+ minutes later, who else but the captain would seal the game in the 4th round of the shootout.
Check out the full highlights from that game below...
Video: Senators top Canadiens in shootout, 4-3
3. Projected line-up
A couple of changes for tonight as Mike Hoffman returns to the line-up after missing the past two games with a groin injury. Bobby Ryan is inching closer to a return of his own but it won't be tonight. Here's how the lines and defence pairing look...
4. From the coach
On the type of game he expects against the Canadiens:
When you play Montreal, you can't expect to win a 5-1 game. If you win it has to be 1-0 or maybe 2-1 in overtime and that's the approach that we have to have.
It's a 7:30 p.m. start time tonight at the Bell Centre and you can catch the game on TSN5 and RDS2.