Game Preview #4: Canadiens - Senators

Tuesday, 07.05.2013 / 9:00 AM canadiens.com

KEYS TO VICTORY

The past is the past. It’s with that mentality that the Canadiens head into Game 4 of their series against the Senators on Tuesday night at Scotiabank Place.

The Habs will try to rebound from the 6-1 defeat they suffered on Sunday night in Ottawa. Rene Bourque was the lone Canadiens player to beat Craig Anderson, who gave up only one goal on 34 shots. Jean-Gabriel Pageau (3 goals), Daniel Alfredsson, Kyle Turris and Jakob Silfverberg scored for the Senators, who took a 2-1 series lead with the victory. Paul MacLean’s squad has prevailed in each of their home tilts against the Canadiens thus far during the 2012-13 campaign.

It will be interesting to see if the two teams pick up where they left off on Sunday night when several clashes occurred throughout the game, most notably during the third period when a melee broke out involving all 10 players on the ice.

After Tuesday’s game, the two teams will have a day off before returning to the Bell Centre for Game 5 on Thursday night.

GAME NOTES

MONTREAL CANADIENS

- Brian Gionta and Ryan White will not be in the lineup for Game 4. The pair are sidelined with upper-body injuries.

- In scoring his second goal of the playoffs in three games, Rene Bourque surpassed the number of career post-season markers he had accumulated up until this point. Bourque had previously scored only one playoff goal in five games with the Flames.

- Michel Therrien confirmed that Carey Price will get the start in goal for the Canadiens in Game 4.

OTTAWA SENATORS

- On Sunday, Jean-Gabriel Pageau became the youngest player in Senators history to score more than one goal in a single game.

- With two more points on Sunday, Erik Karlsson assumed the scoring lead amongst all NHL defensemen with four points thus far this post-season.

- After serving his two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head on Lars Eller, Eric Gryba will be back in the lineup for the Senators. He will take Patrick Wiercioch's spot on defense.

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