previous results (home team in capital letters) Feb 2: MONTREAL 2, Ottawa 3 February 4: Montreal 2, OTTAWA 1

SENS vs. CANADIA Tim Stuetzle 2-1-2-3 E Thomas Chabot 2-1-1-2 Minus 1 Erik Brannstrom 2-0-1-1 Plus 2 Drake Batherson 2-0-1-1 Also Colin White 2-1-0 -1 minus 1

CANADIENS vs. SENSJosh Anderson 2-2-0-2 Plus 1 Phillip Danault 2-0-2-2 Plus 1 Jonathan Drouin 2-0-1-1 E Nick Suzuki 2-0-1-1 E Brendan Gallagher 2-1-0- 1 E

MORE MURRAY: After his shaky start to the season, Matt Murray regained his form with two solid performances against the Canadiens in early February, stopping 66 of 70 shots The expectation is that Jake Allen will start for after the Montreal game against Toronto on Saturday the Canadiens will draw

POWER BUTTON PRESS: Perhaps the Canadians reunion will rekindle the senators grappling with the power game Ottawa hasn’t struck with the man advantage since the last Montreal game, so the Senators need to find stumbling where to get it can A single goal was scored in eight out of 19 games

HOUSE DEFENSE: Fans or not fans, the Senators aren’t proud of their 1-5-1 mark at the Canadian Tire Center, the league’s worst home record in 2019-20, the Senators were 18-13-6 in the arena on Feb. 6, the Canadiens turned the tables on Ottawa and won at CTC after losing at the Bell Center two nights earlier

WEBER WATCH: The last time the clubs met, Shea Weber was the Montreal Great Wall of China with four hits and two blocked shots in his Ice Age of 27:10 There is also a feud with Brady Tkachuk that is ongoing all fun and games – and sticks and cross-checks – when the two meet in the fold

QUICKER ON THE DRAW: Nick Suzuki had two tough games against the Senators in the faceoff point in the previous meetings, which together went 10-22 That’s a gain of 31 percent, 3 percent and DJ Smith will have the last line change on Sunday The Senators have gradually improved overall in the face-off circle over the past few weeks

FORWARDBrady Tkachuk – Josh Norris – Connor Brown Tim Stuetzle – Derek Stepan – Drake Batherson Nick Paul – Colin White – Evgenii Dadonov Artem Anisimov – Chris Tierney – Austin Watson

FORWARDTyler Toffoli – Phillip Danault – Brendan Gallagher Jonathan Drouin – Nick Suzuki – Josh Anderson Tomas Tatar – Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Joel Armia Artturi Lehkonen – Jake Evans – Paul Byron

SPECIAL TEAMS (excluding last night’s game) Ottawa PP 116 (28) PK 730 (27) Montreal PP 208 (15) PK 800 (17th)

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