Game Preview by Sam Gerber, Staff Writer
Last game: MTL 3  CBJ  1 

Carey Price played another solid game and the Canadiens held on as the Blue Jackets dominated for 40 minutes.

For a complete recap: Blue Jackets – Canadiens: Price Does it Again for the Habs

Players to watch

  • Carey Price
    Expect Price to be dominant once again but the Habs will need to do their part to ensure that their franchise player doesn’t wear down.
  • Matt Duchene
    The new center for the Senators is still building chemistry with the new club. Duchene gives the Sens a lot of strength down the middle.
  • Erik Karlsson
    Karlsson was embarrassed against the Habs last time they played and will want to give a little bit of pay back.

Keys to Victory

  • Be hard on the puck
    The Senators are great at takeaways and creating turnovers. The Canadiens must be hard on the puck and make smart plays.
  • Move your feet
    Force the Senators on their heels and to be taking penalties by being aggressive.
  • Execute with the man advantage
    Montreal should get a few chances on the power-play and must make them count.
Matchup 
Bell Centre, Montreal, QC | November 29, 7:30 PM ET | TV: SN, RDS

2017-18 statistics

SENATORS CANADIENS
22 (27th) Points (rank) 23 (25th)
8-8-6 Record 10-12-3
4-3-1 Away/Home 6-5-2
3-6-1 Last 10 4-4-2
3.00 GF/G 2.36
3.18 GA/G 3.20
16.3 PP% 15.9
79.4 PK% 77.4
 47.92  CF%  52.14
 
Projected forward lines, defense pairings and goaltenders
Forwards
Hoffman – Duchene – Stone
Smith – Brassard – Ryan
Dzingel – Pageau – Pyatt
Burrows – Thompson – Dumont
Byron – Drouin – Galchenyuk
Pacioretty – Danault – Shaw
Hudon – Plekanec – Gallagher 
Deslauriers – De La Rose – Froese
Defensemen
Oduya – Karlsson
Phaneuf – Ceci
Claesson – Harpur
Alzner – Petry
Benn – Morrow
Mete – Jerabek
Out of the lineup
Scratched: Chabot
Injured: Wideman, Borowiecki
Scratched: Davidson, Schlemko
Injured: Hemsky, Scherbak, Montoya, Lehkonen, Weber
Goalies
Mike Condon Carey Price
Record: 1-0-3
GAA: 2.85
Sv%: .909
SO: 0
Alternate: Craig Anderson
Record: 5-7-1
GAA: 3.44
Sv%: .890
SO: 1
Alternate: Antti Niemi
 What to Expect
These teams do not like each other and are fighting to get into the playoff race, expect that kind of fight on the ice tonight. The Senators should come out flying to grab the early momentum. 

Prediction: Canadiens 4  Senators 0 

The key will be the ability of Price to shut down Ottawa early. An amazing save at one end usually produces a good scoring chance the other way.

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