Preview Game #12

Canadiens vs. Ottawa

Canadian Tire Centre – Oct. 30, 2017 – 7:35pm

Season Records – Ottawa – 11GP (5-1-5) 15pts. Canadiens – 11GP (3-7-1) 7pts.

Last Time Out – Ottawa lost at New Jersey 5-4 in a shootout Friday. Canadiesn edged NY Rangers 5-4 Saturday at the Bell Centre.

Home/Road – Canadiens on the Road (0-5-1) Ottawa at Home (2-1-4).


….Season Series – First of our meetings. Next game Nov. 29 @ Bell Centre.

….Last Season – Canadiens were 3-1-1 vs. the Senators. The Canadiens split the two games in Ottawa, both decided in shootouts. (Byron and Karlsson with shootout winning goals)

….The Canadiens have won only 6 of the last 16 games in Ottawa.

….Over the last twelve games the Canadiens are 5-5-2 vs. Ottawa.

….Over the last six years the Canadiens are 20-7-7 vs. the Senators. Twelve of those games were decided in either shootout or overtime including two of the five last season.

….Andrei Markov was the top Canadiens scorer vs. Ottawa last season with 8 points in five games. Shea Weber had 6 points (2g, 4a).

….For the Senators Mike Hoffman had a goal and 5 assists vs. the Canadiens last season. .Erik Karlsson and Derrick Brassard each had 2 goals, 3 assists.


About the Canadiens

….Canadiens have won two of their last three following their 1-6-1 start to the season.

….In one-goal games the Canadiens are 2-0-1. In games decided by more than one goal the Canadiens are 1-7-0..

….Five-on-five the Canadiens have been outscored 3-14 through 11 games.

….The Canadiens have averaged 38.8 shots per game. Five times they have recorded 40 or more shots. Their record in those games is 1-4-0. The Canadiens have scored only 5.5% of their shots on goal.

….The Canadiens have outshot an opponent in eight of their 11 games but have won only two of them.

….All of the Canadiens points have come against Eastern Conference teams (3-2-1)

….Through eleven games the Canadiens have been outscored an average of 3.8 to 2.0

….The Canadiens have at least one power play goal in five of the last seven games (6/33) 18.2%. In their first four games they were 0-for-14.

….In the three-plus games since they were put together for the second period in Anaheim, the Danault/Pacioretty/Shaw line has recorded 4 goals and six assists. Playing with other linemates the three totaled 1 goal, 2 assists in 7 1/3rd games.

….Heating Up – In the last three games Shea Weber has 2 goals, 2 assists; Max Pacioretty 2 goals.

….Brendan Gallagher has 2 goals and 4 points the last four games. Over the last five games Phillip Danault was 2 goals, 4 assists, Paul Byron-3 goals, Andrew Shaw-4 assists.

….Max Pacioretty‘s next power play goal will be the 50th of his career. However he has failed to score a PPG in 37 consecutive games.

About the Senators

…..The Senators have at least a point in 10 of their 11 games this season (5-1-5)

….Ottawa has lost five games in overtime. No other team in the league has lost more than twice

….Ottawa is 2-0-4 vs. Eastern Conference teams.

….The Senators have covered some of their upper level seats with tarpaulins reducing the Canadian Tire Centre capacity by 1500 to 17,373. To date the Senators have averaged an announced 15,014 through seven games– 2,359 below capacity. They are 2-1-4 at home so far this season.

….In their 11 games the Senators have outscored their opponents and average of 3.6 to 2.6.

….The Senators have the third best penalty killing in the league – 3 goals against in 30 times shorthanded (90%).

…. Erik Karlsson has 30 points in 36 career games vs. the Canadiens (9g, 21a)

….Since coming back from foot surgery Karlsson has nine assists in six games

….Mark Stone needs one point to reach 200 in his career. In 14 games against the Canadiens Stone has 4 goals, 6 assists.

….Stone leads the Senators with seven goals including four in his last four games.

….Jean-Gabriel Pageau has 7 goals and 11 points in 15 games vs. the Canadiens. Mike Hoffman 1 goal, 10assists in 15 games.


….Al Montoya – 2 appearances this season (0-1-0) 4.20GAA, .863 save%.

….In eight career games vs. Ottawa Montoya is 2-3-1 with 1 shutout, a 2.81GAA and .904 save%.

….Montoya made one appearance vs. the Senators last season a 5-4 shootout loss Oct. 15th. .

….Craig Anderson – 8GP (4-1-3) 2.67GAA and .913save%.

….Anderson has appeared in 24 career games vs. Montreal – )(10-10-3), a 3.10GAA and .898 save%.

He was in all five games vs. the Canadiens last season (2-2-1)


Special Teams

……Power Play – Ottawa ranksed 14th (8/48) 17.4%. Canadiens ranked 24th (6/47) 10.7%.       Penalty Killing – Ottawa ranked 3rd (3/30) 90%. Canadiens ranked 23rd (8/37) 78.4%.

Canadiens Lines & Pairings

41-Paul Byron 92-Jonathan Drouin 62-Artturi Lehkonen

54-Charles Hudon 14-Tomas Plekanec 11-Brendan Gallagher

67-Max Pacioretty 24-Phillip Danault 65-Andrew Shawt

27-Alex Galchenyuk 34-Mike McCarron 17-Torrey Mitchell

53-Victor Mete 6-Shea Weber

22-Karl Alzner 8-Jordie Benn

26-Jeff Petry 88- Brandon Davidson

35-Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches – C Jacob de la Rose; D Joe Morrow;

Injury –RW Nikita Scherbak (IR knee surgery); D David Schlemko (IR hand surgery); RW Ales Hemsky (IR concussion); D Noah Juulsen (IR shoulder surgery)


Ottawa Forward Lines & Pairings

The Senators will dress 11 forwards and 7 defensemen

18-Ryan Dzingel 19-Derick Brassard 61-Mark Stone

68-Mike Hoffman 44-Jean-Gabriel Pageau 49-Chris DiDomenico

14-Alexandre Burrows 15-Zack Smith 53-Jack Rodewald

————- 17-Nate Thompson 10-Tom Pyatt

29-Johnny Oduya 65-Erik Karlsson

2-Dion Phaneuf 5-Cody Ceci

33-Fredrik Claesson 74-Mark Borowiecki

6-Chris Wideman

41-Craig Anderson

Injuries – C Kyle Turris (virus); RW bobby Ryan (IR broken finger)

Healthy Scratches – C Filip Chlapik; LW Max McCormick;