Canadiens take home winning streak into matchup with the Senators

Ottawa Senators (27-26-4, seventh in the Atlantic Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (25-29-4, eighth in the Atlantic Division)

Montreal, Quebec; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Senators -169, Canadiens +143; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens will try to keep their three-game home win streak alive when they play the Ottawa Senators.

Montreal is 25-29-4 overall with a 4-11-1 record in Atlantic Division games. The Canadiens have committed 261 total penalties (4.5 per game) to rank fourth in the league.

Ottawa has a 27-26-4 record overall and a 9-6-0 record in Atlantic Division play. The Senators serve 11.1 penalty minutes per game to rank sixth in NHL play.

Saturday's game is the fourth meeting between these teams this season. The Senators won the last matchup 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Anderson has scored 17 goals with six assists for the Canadiens. Rafael Harvey-Pinard has six goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

Brady Tkachuk has 24 goals and 36 assists for the Senators. Claude Giroux has scored seven goals with four assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 5-4-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.

Senators: 6-3-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.7 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

INJURIES: Canadiens: Sean Monahan: out (foot), Brendan Gallagher: out (lower body), Carey Price: out (knee), Emil Heineman: out (thumb), Juraj Slafkovsky: out (lower-body), Kaiden Guhle: out (leg), Kirby Dach: out (illness), Arber Xhekaj: out (upper-body), Joel Edmundson: out (upper body), Chris Wideman: out (upper body), Paul Byron: out (hip), Cole Caufield: out for season (shoulder), Joel Armia: out (undisclosed), Jake Evans: out (lower-body).

Senators: Josh Norris: out for season (shoulder), Anton Forsberg: out (knees).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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