TSN Pre-game Updates: Ottawa vs Montreal (#72)


    TSN (Senators):
    Daniel Alfredsson is officially listed as a game time decision against the Canadiens but Head Coach Bryan Murray expects the captain to miss his 5th straight game with muscle spasms in his back. Murray said that Alfredsson is close to making his return, but the team does not want to rush him back too early. The Sens have gone 2-1-1 in his absence. On the season they are 3-7-1 without Alfredsson.
    Martin Gerber will get his seventh straight start in net. The current stretch is the goaltender’s longest stint since he started 10 straight as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes (Dec. 6th to Dec. 28th 2005).

    TSN (Canadiens):
    The Canadiens and Senators are tied for the most goals scored in the league (227). Montreal has the best goal differential in the East (+30), third in the league behind Detroit and Dallas.

    Tonight’s Lineup:

    Heatley – Spezza – Robitaille
    Stillman – Fisher – McAmmond
    Vermette – Kelly – Lapointe
    Donovan – Foligno – Schubert
    Phillips – Volchenkov
    Redden – Meszaros
    Richardson – Commodore

    Goaltemder: Gerber

    Press box/Infirmary: Alfredsson (back spasms), McGrattan, Neil


    A. Kostitsyn – Plekanec – Kovalev
    Higgins – Koivu – S. Kostitsyn
    Streit – Lapierre – Ryder
    Latendresse – Smolinski – Kostopoulos
    Markov – Komisarek
    Hamrlik – O’Byrne
    Bouillon – Gorges

    Goaltender: Price

    Press box/Infirmary: Grabovski, Begin (flu), Dandenault, Brisebois GoaltenderPrice