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NHL : ATS Matchup
Monday 2/25/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



MONTREAL (12-4-0-2, 26 pts.) at OTTAWA (11-6-0-2, 24 pts.)
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Monday, 2/25/2013 7:35 PM
Board OpeningLatest
53MONTREAL-125Ov 5,+105-125Ov 5,+105
54OTTAWA+105Un 5,-125+105Un 5,-125
MONTREAL - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games12-6-0+4.912-6+4.98-102.928.42.226.0
Team Stats (Road Games)4-2-0+2.64-2+2.63-32.828.32.528.8
Last 5 Games4-1-0+2.94-1+2.91-
vs. Division2-5-0-4.22-5-4.24-
MONTREAL Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)18521521133351110.2%861618.6%89
Team Stats (Road Games)6173932217010.0%27518.5%28
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5163670212412.9%17211.8%26
Team Stats (vs. Division)715564002087.2%37616.2%27
Stats Against (All Games) 3971515214688.3%801417.5%69
Stats Against (Road Games) 15257111738.7%25416.0%26
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 6041101055.7%15213.3%12
Stats Against (vs. Division) 226781120810.6%36822.2%35
MONTREAL - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
PETER BUDAJ (All Games)441059590.5%12-202-2-002-2
PETER BUDAJ (Road Games)22675886.6%00-2-20-2-0-22-0
PETER BUDAJ (vs. Division)22675886.6%00-2-20-2-0-22-0
PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)441059590.5%12-202-2-002-2
CAREY PRICE (All Games)141436333592.3%110-4+4.910-4-0+56-8
CAREY PRICE (Road Games)4410610195.3%04-0+4.64-0-0+41-3
CAREY PRICE (vs. Division)5514112991.5%02-3-2.22-3-0-22-3
CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)44938894.6%13-1+1.93-1-0+11-3

OTTAWA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games11-8-0+311-8+34-132.432.91.931.6
Team Stats (Home Games)8-3-0+4.28-3+4.22-72.732.41.532.5
Last 5 Games4-1-0+44-1+40-
vs. Division4-2-0+24-2+22-32.530.71.831.0
OTTAWA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)1946112112236257.4%651116.9%75
Team Stats (Home Games)11308138113568.4%39717.9%50
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)511234221626.8%14214.3%16
Team Stats (vs. Division)615672001848.2%23417.4%27
Stats Against (All Games) 3615514236006.0%71811.3%62
Stats Against (Home Games) 17627213584.7%37410.8%30
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 9306011605.6%15213.3%14
Stats Against (vs. Division) 11614011865.9%2328.7%18
OTTAWA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)151545943795.2%49-6+2.99-6-0+33-11
CRAIG ANDERSON (Home Games)9928026996.1%27-2+4.87-2-0+52-6
CRAIG ANDERSON (vs. Division)5515714994.9%23-2+13-2-0+12-3
CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)4411711094.0%12-2+0.22-2-001-2
BEN BISHOP (All Games)5413912892.1%02-2+0.12-2-001-2
BEN BISHOP (Home Games)32787393.6%01-1-0.61-1-0-10-1
BEN BISHOP (vs. Division)11282692.9%01-0+11-0-0+10-0
BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)4310910394.5%02-1+1.12-1-0+10-2
ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
ROBIN LEHNER (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
ROBIN LEHNER (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
Average power rating of opponents played: MONTREAL 2.87,  OTTAWA 2.98
MONTREAL - Schedule
1/29/2013WINNIPEG4-3W0, -130W5 ovO
1/30/2013at OTTAWA1-5L0, +135L5.5 unO
2/2/2013BUFFALO6-1W0, -130W5.5 unO
2/3/2013OTTAWA2-1W0, -130W5.5 unU
2/6/2013BOSTON1-2L0, -110L5 ovU
2/7/2013at BUFFALO4-5L0, +120L5.5 unO
2/9/2013TORONTO0-6L0, -170L5 ovO
2/12/2013at TAMPA BAY4-3W0, +115W5.5 evO
2/14/2013at FLORIDA1-0W0, -125W5 ovU
2/16/2013PHILADELPHIA4-1W0, -155W5.5 unU
2/18/2013CAROLINA3-0W0, -130W5.5 unU
2/19/2013at NY RANGERS3-1W0, +140W5 evU
2/21/2013NY ISLANDERS3-4L0, -150L5.5 unO
2/23/2013NY RANGERS3-0W0, -140W5 unU
2/25/2013at OTTAWA 
2/27/2013at TORONTO 
3/3/2013at BOSTON 
3/5/2013at NY ISLANDERS 
3/7/2013at CAROLINA 

OTTAWA - Schedule
1/29/2013WASHINGTON3-2W0, -150W5.5 unU
1/30/2013MONTREAL5-1W0, -155W5.5 unO
2/1/2013at CAROLINA0-1L0, +100L5.5 evU
2/3/2013at MONTREAL1-2L0, +110L5.5 unU
2/5/2013BUFFALO4-3W0, -145W5.5 unO
2/7/2013CAROLINA2-3L0, -130L5.5 unU
2/9/2013WINNIPEG0-1L0, -165L5.5 ovU
2/12/2013BUFFALO2-0W0, -140W5.5 unU
2/13/2013at PITTSBURGH2-4L0, +160L5.5 unO
2/16/2013at TORONTO0-3L0, +115L5.5 unU
2/18/2013at NEW JERSEY2-1W0, +175W5 evU
2/19/2013NY ISLANDERS3-1W0, -125W5.5 unU
2/21/2013NY RANGERS3-2W0, +125W5 unP
2/23/2013TORONTO3-2W0, +100W5 ovP
2/28/2013at BOSTON 
3/2/2013at PHILADELPHIA 
3/3/2013at NY ISLANDERS 
3/6/2013at TORONTO 
3/8/2013at NY RANGERS 

LAST SEASON: 31-35-16, 78 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in Eastern Conference.

COACH: Michel Therrien, 4th season with Canadiens, 77-77-36 (2000-03), 8th overall, 212-182-68 in NHL.

ADDED: RW Colby Armstrong, D Francis Bouillon, LW Brandon Prust.

LOST: C Andreas Engqvist, D Brad Staubitz, LW Mathieu Darche.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Rookie first-round pick Alex Galchenyuk, who was selected with the No. 3 pick in the draft. He's already looking impressive during training camp this week. The Canadiens could use additional scoring punch to take the burden on the line of Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Erik Cole, who combined to score 84 of the team's 207 goals.

OUTLOOK: After two coaching changes and a roster upheaval that sent Michael Cammalleri to Calgary, the outlook can only get better after the bottom fell out of Habs last season. Still, too soon to expect full turnaround under new GM Marc Bergevin, who is still retooling the roster that included sending C Scott Gomez home for remainder of season in order for the team to buy out his contract this summer.


LAST SEASON: 41-31-10, 92 points. Lost to New York Rangers 4-3 in first round

COACH: Paul MacLean, 2nd season with Senators and NHL, 41-31-10.

ADDED: RW Guillaume Latendresse, D Marc Methot, D Mike Lundin.

LOST: LW Nick Foligno, C Zenon Konopka, LW Nikita Filatov, D Matt Carkner, D Filip Kuba.

PLAYER TO WATCH: D Erik Karlsson's continued emergence as the NHL's top play-making defenseman. The 22-year-old Swede won his first Norris Trophy in only his second NHL season after leading all blue-liners with 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists).

OUTLOOK: A surprising run to the playoffs led to captain Daniel Alfredsson's decision to put off retirement for at least one more season. The Senators have the capacity to build on last year under the firm direction of MacLean, the longtime Red Wings' assistant, who had an impressive debut as a first-time head coach.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (MONTREAL-OTTAWA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Canadiens-Senators Preview* ============================


Montreal (12-4-2) at Ottawa (11-6-2), 7:30 p.m. EDT

The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens are among the NHL's top defensive teams, but the banged-up Senators are dealing with an injury to starting goaltender Craig Anderson.

Anderson could be out again as Ottawa's tries to extend a season-high win streak to five Monday night against the visiting Canadiens, winners in six of seven.

The Senators are allowing 1.8 goals per game and their starting goaltender has played a big part in that success with a 1.49 goals-against average in 15 contests. Anderson, though, sprained his ankle in Thursday's shootout win over the New York Rangers and reportedly won't return until the start of a five-game road trip in Boston on Feb. 28, at the earliest.

Ben Bishop kept the Senators rolling by earning that shootout victory then stopped 26 shots in a 3-2 home win over Toronto on Saturday. Colin Greening led his team to a fourth straight victory with a career high-tying three points, including the tiebreaking goal with 24 seconds left.

Along with Anderson's injury, Ottawa (11-6-2) is playing without reigning Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson, who is set to miss the season while recovering from a lacerated Achilles tendon. Jason Spezza (back), Milan Michalek (knee), Peter Regin (chest), Guillaume Latendresse (whiplash) and Jared Cowen (hip) are also among the team's ailing players.

"It feels great to be able to put a streak like this together," captain Daniel Alfredsson said. "We've had guys step up."

The Senators will try to rely on their depth again to get past the Canadiens, who are allowing 2.1 goals per game and have excelled defensively during much of their 6-0-1 stretch. Montreal has allowed one goal or fewer in five of those games, and is coming off Saturday's 3-0 win over the New York Rangers.

Carey Price faced only 17 shots in earning his second shutout in four games and record Montreal's third in six contests. He had given up four goals in his previous start, an overtime loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday.

The Canadiens (12-4-2) have helped Price and Peter Budaj, who has yielded one goal over his last two games, by holding three of their past five opponents to fewer than 20 shots.

"We have a style to play. It's a demanding style, but we want to be a team that's tough to ," coach Michel Therrien said.

Ottawa posted a 33-32 shot advantage in Montreal on Feb. 3, but lost 2-1 as Price outdueled Anderson. Neither team scored after Erik Cole's goal with 8:31 left in the first period.

The teams have split their last six matchups but the Senators have outscored the Canadiens 7-2 in winning the past two at Scotiabank Place.

They earned their most recent home win over Montreal on Jan. 30 with Budaj in net, but might have to face Price, who is 7-0-2 with a 1.41 GAA in his last nine matchups.

Bishop is 1-0-1 with a 1.41 GAA in two career starts versus the Canadiens.

If Bishop starts again, he might want to keep an eye out for Cole. The winger has eight goals and five assists in his last 12 games against Ottawa.

The Senators are seeking their first five-game home win streak since a run of seven from Jan. 19-Feb. 11, 2010, and the Canadiens are trying to earn a fourth straight road win for the first time since March 5, 2011.

Last Updated: 4/25/2018 2:56:30 PM EST

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