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Game Day 5: Sens vs Canadiens

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

Get set for tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens with these 5 crucial bits of information...

1. Starting Goalies

Craig Anderson will make his second consecutive start in goal for the Sens in tonight. Anderson stopped 34 of the 38 shots he faced in Wednesday's overtime win against the Maple Leafs. After a quick start by Toronto, Andy settled in and was perfect for the third period and overtime turning aside the 10 shots he saw in those frames.

At the other end of the rink, Al Montoya gets the call for the Canadiens with Carey Price on the sidelines with the flu. Montoya looked sharp in Montreal's first game of the season backstopping a convincing 4-1 victory against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday.

 

2. Turris talk

After tallying the game-tying and game-winning goals in the home opener for the Sens, Kyle Turris looks to keep the momentum going tonight against the Canadiens

"It's another step in the process as we get to know the systems and learn to stick to them. We're really coming together as a group too. Montreal is a real good team so it's going to be a tough test. They have a different look but for the most part they a lot of the same guys that we battle with every year. It's a great rivalry and a great way to start the season against our two biggest rivals."

 

3. Projected line-up

No changes are expected for tonight's projected line-up which means the lines and pairings will look like they did against the Leafs on Wednesday. Head coach Guy Boucher has mentioned that Thomas Chabot, Andrew Hammond and Matt Puempel will see some game action early next week when the Sens play back-to-backs against Detroit and Arizona.

 

4. From the coach

On pre-scouting tonight's game against the Canadiens:

"I watched them play quite a bit last year, watched some of their exhibitions and we scouted them but I mean Carey Price isn't there. Montoya's a really good goalie and he proved it last game. I think they've got a solid defensive core with toughness and physicality and they've got a lot of speed with their forwards so that's a threatening line-up and that's why they're considered, along with Tampa, to be the top teams. We know what we're up against."

 

5. Broadcast

Puck drop for tonight's game is set for 7 p.m. and you can catch all the action on City and TVA Sports.

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