After a brief pit stop at Scotiabank Place, the Ottawa Senators are back out on the road for a couple games, beginning with a stop in Montreal tonight.
The Habs continue to surprise as teams hit the half way mark of this shortened season. Michel Terrien’s group has posted an impressive 6-1-3 record in their past ten games and find themselves perched atop the NHL’s Eastern Conference, tied with the Pittsburgh Penguins at 38 points. Another tough test for those Pesky Sens.
While Kaspars Daugavins stole the show on Monday night, there was an actual game played prior to the lacrosse style spin-o-rama. Ottawa was pretty impressive through 65 minutes and managed to pick up an important point against a powerful Bruins team. They’ll be looking for a similar effort tonight at the Bell Centre.
With that in mind, MacLean plans to go with the same line up as the other night which means Peter Regin is once again a healthy scratch. The newest Senator Matt Kassian is expected to arrive in town later tonight and skate with the team for the first time tomorrow.
Here is how the Senators will line up.
Robin Lehner makes his third straight start in the Ottawa goal. This seemed like a good opportunity for the Sens to go back to Ben Bishop but the organization is obviously showing a lot of confidence in the young Swede. Should be interesting to see how he responds.
Puck drop is scheduled for just after 7:00 PM with the game available on TSN and on the radio at Team 1200.
GO SENS GO!