The Sens are in Montreal set for the back-half of their weekend series against the Canadiens. Here's 5 things to get you game ready...
1. Starting Goalies
After earning the surprise start last night, Craig Anderson is right back between the pipes again tonight for the rematch. Anderson stopped 29 of 32 yesterday against the Canadiens and was beaten twice in the shootout. The good news? He has a .925 lifetime save percentage against the Habs in Montreal.
Nothing official from the other end of the rink, but given it's a back-to-back it's probable that Al Montoya will start in goal for the Canadiens.
2. Line-up notes
No changes are expected for the Sens which means they'll roll with the same roster in Montreal as they did last night. Fredrik Claesson, Chris DiDomenico and Jyrki Jokipakka are the extras. Mark Stone still remains week-to-week.
Here's how the forward lines and defence pairings look...
3. Previous meeting
Well technically the "previous meeting" was last night (highlights HERE if you missed it) but that's not anything you'd need a refresher on so let's take it back to the last time the Sens visited Montreal on November 22nd. Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone each had 3 point nights while Erik Karlsson chipped in with a goal, an assist and a game-high 6 blocked shots in the victory.
Here's a look at the full highlights from that game...
Video: Condensed Game: Senators @ Canadiens
4. From the coach
Sens head coach Guy Boucher met with the media this afternoon from the team's hotel in Montreal and spoke about tonight's rematch against the Canadiens:
Video: March 19: Sens vs. Canadiens - Boucher Pre-game
It's a 7:30 p.m. start tonight in Montreal and you can catch all the action on Sportset and RDS.