GAME NIGHT: Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators

Content of the article

MONTREAL CANADIENS 20-47-11 TO OTTAWA SENATORS 29-41-7

Content of the article

This evening: 7 p.m., Canadian Tire Center
TV: City
Radio: TSN 1200-AM, Single 94.5 FM

WHY WATCH?

There could be a Stuetzle and Gallagher drama

Brendan Gallagher of Montreal had some nasty things to say about Tim Stuetzle after he faced on April 5. Gallagher slammed the Ottawa winger, saying, “He needs to stop lying on the ice. It’s embarrassing.” Stuetzle reacted by saying he respects Gallagher but won’t respond. It will be interesting to see how that plays out with the clubs facing off for the final time this season.

POINT HEADS

OTTAWA SENATORS

generalist g A PT OVER/UNDER
Brady Tkachuk 74 28 32 60 -6
Tim Stuetzle 74 20 33 53 -24
Josh Norris 61 33 18 15 -9

MONTREAL CANADIENS

generalist g A PT OVER/UNDER
Nick Suzuki 78 20 38 58 -30
Cole Caufield 63 19 20 39 -24
Rem Pitlick 62 13 21 34 -11

Content of the article

SPECIAL TEAMS

Ottawa: PP 19.5% (22nd); PR 80.4% (13th)
Montreal: PP 13.1% (31st); CP 74.9% (28th)

THREE THINGS ABOUT CANADIANS

1. The Canadiens are coming off a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Penguins on Thursday at home. Montreal has not been sharp with a 2-8-0 record in its last 10 games and the club has lost seven in a row. The Canadians were outscored 46-27 over that 10-game streak. Expect to see Carey Price in this one.

2. One year away from a trip to the Stanley Cup final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Canadiens are in the midst of rebuilding. The club hopes that young players like Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufied can be the cornerstones of the future. Both have shown promise and should be essential for the organization to regain respectability.

3. Ranked No. 31 overall in the NHL, the Habs have struggled a lot this season and have a strong shot at the No. 1 pick in the May 10 draft lottery. Since taking over as interim coach, Martin St. Louis is 12-17-4. If Price does start, he won’t have faced Ottawa yet this season. He’s 28-12-7 in 49 starts against the Senators with a 2.31 GAA and .920 save percentage.

Andrew Highlight

Leave a Comment