Ottawa visits Montreal after Duclair’s 2 goal-game
Montreal; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
The Canadiens are 3-2-1 against opponents from the Atlantic Division. Montreal ranks eighth in the NHL averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Brendan Gallagher with nine.
The Senators are 3-3-0 against the rest of their division. Ottawa averages 10.8 penalty minutes per game, the fifth-most in the league. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 29 total minutes.
The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads the Senators with 12 goals and has recorded 16 points. Duclair has five goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 6-4-0, averaging three goals, 4.3 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
Canadiens: 6-2-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
Canadiens Injuries: None listed.
Senators Injuries: Erik Brannstrom: day to day (undisclosed).