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Canadiens Lineup


Ahead strains

Corey Perry – Nick Suzuki – Josh Anderson

Tomas Tatar – Phillip Danault – Brendan Gallagher

Jonathan Drouin – Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Tyler Toffoli

Paul Byron – Jake Evans – Artturi Lehkonen


Defence pairings

Joel Edmundson – Shea Weber

Brett Kulak – Jeff Petry

Alexander Romanov – Victor Mete


Goaltenders

Carey Worth – Jake Allen


Scratches

Michael Frolik, Xavier Ouellet


Taxi Squad

Cole Caufield, Gustav Olofsson, Lukas Vejdemo, Charlie Lindgren


Accidents

Ben Chiarot (hand), Joel Armia (COVID protocol)


Recreation Report

Twenty-eight seconds into the match, Brendan Gallagher was assessed a double-minor for top sticking. Fourteen seconds later, the Senators opened the scoring on the power-play. And from that time on, the Canadiens have been expending power chasing the sport.

After two strong defensive efforts earlier within the week, Montreal provided up one among their most mistake-filled video games of the season. Turnovers resulting in odd-man rushes by Ottawa and weak positional play in their very own zone yielded a bounty of grade ‘A’ possibilities by the Senators. Carey Worth was left on his personal, and was pressured to make numerous massive saves.

As interim coach Dominique Ducharme stated post-game, “We gave them presents.”

Jeff Petry was essentially the most beneficiant within the gift-giving division, ending the sport with a minus-5 ranking. It was one of many worst video games in current reminiscence for Petry. 

Temporary moments of constructive play got here from Josh Anderson and Nick Suzuki. In a recreation similar to this, it’s laborious to correctly consider, however Corey Perry didn’t appear like a great match along with his two new line-mates.

Ducharme wasn’t keen to concede that his squad, when not a lot was going proper 5-on-5, might have been helped by higher particular groups play. Ottawa had a short-handed purpose and one on the power-play. After beginning nicely underneath the brand new teaching regime, the Canadiens power-play has been anemic.

Up Subsequent


The Canadiens could have a time without work on Sunday. They return to motion on Monday when Montreal hosts the Edmonton Oilers on the Bell Centre.

Plus

▲ Carey Worth, Josh Anderson, Nick Suzuki 

Minus


▼  Jeff Petry, Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin, Brett Kulak, Phillip Danault

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Try the sport preview right here: Senators @ Canadiens: Creating New Chemistry

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