Forward lines and defense pairings
Danault – Mitchell – Byron
Matteau – McCarron – Hudon
Audette – Flynn – Grégoire
Scherbak – De La Rose – Farnham
Samuelsson – Johnston
Parisi – Lernout
Alexandrov – Juulsen
Jeremiah Addison, Sven Andrighetto, Guillaume Asselin, Mark Barberio, Nathan Beaulieu, William Bitten, Simon Bourque, Tim Bozon, Matthew Bradley, Daniel Carr, Mike Condon, Connor Crisp, David Desharnais, Josiah Didier, Alexei Emelin, Jake Evans, Max Friberg, Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher, Joel Hanley, Hayden Hawkey, Arvid Henrikson, Nikolas Koberstein, Konstantin Korneev, Andrei Kruchinin, Artturi Lehkonen, Charlie Lindgren, Mark MacMillan, Andrei Markov, Michael McNiven, Victor Mete, Max Pacioretty, Greg Pateryn, Jeff Petry, Michael Pezzetta, Tomas Plekanec, Carey Price, Alexander Radulov, Zach Redmond, Martin Reway, Mikhail Sergachev, Andrew Shaw, Andrei Sidyakin, Casey Staum, Colin Sullivan, Chris Terry, Dalton Thrower, Maxim Trunev, Lukas Vejdemo, Shea Weber
Sometimes preseason games simply have to be endured. Games involving the Senators are always a little tough to watch but two in a row this early in the season is tough to take. On Saturday, the Senators lineup included names like Erik Karlsson, Dion Phaneuf, Bobby Ryan, Derick Brassard and Kyle Turris. Even our old pal, Chris Neil turned up to challenge.. wait for it.. Philip Samuelsson.
Yes, it was that kind of game.
The ‘veterans’ iced for the Canadiens included a string of four-liners: Torrey Mitchell, Bryan Flynn, Paul Byron and Bobby Farnham. Prior to the game, a tweet circulated noting that the Canadiens defence had 17 games of NHL experience.. in total.
Byron had himself quite a day with a goal and two assists. He was also involved in the Senators second goal when a weak effort from Byron failed to tie up the goal-scorer Turris.
Mike McCarron had several strong shifts, but starting with a line of Stefan Matteau and Charles Hudon, didn’t have much to work with. Ryan Johnston was steady on the back end finishing the game at plus-3 in just over 25 minutes of ice-time.
Al Montoya went the distance in goal, allowing two goals on 26 shots, bringing him one step closer to being named the backup for the opening day lineup.
▲ Paul Byron, Phillip Danault, Jacob De La Rose, Brett Lernout
▼ Stefan Matteau