Ottawa (7th - Atlantic) at Montreal (2nd - Atlantic)

Matchup Details
Sat, Dec 20 - Bell Centre
FACEOFF - 7:00 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
Ottawa 14-12-3-321-118487-4-1-27-8-2-113-16
Montreal 20-11-1-119-1474512-4-0-18-7-1-011-16
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Ottawa
PPlayerStatusNotes
DP. Wiercioch
Doub Sat
Lower Body
12/20/14
Wiercioch is dealing with a lower-body injury and has missed the last two games. He is questionable for Saturday's game against the Canadiens.
CZ. Smith
Out indefinitely
Upper Body
12/15/14
Smith is sidelined with a dislocated wrist and there is no timetable for his recovery.
DM. Methot
I-R
Back
12/14/14
Methot is on injured reserve due to a lingering back injury.
RWC. Neil
Late Dec
Lower Body
12/11/14
Neil was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury and is expected to miss a few weeks.
Montreal
PPlayerStatusNotes
CL. Eller
Ques Sat
Upper Body
12/19/14
Eller has been activated from injured reserve with an upper body injury but did not play Thursday. He is questionable to return Saturday against the Senators.
LWM. Pacioretty
Doub Sat
Ribs
12/20/14
Pacioretty left Thursday's game with a rib injury and is not expected to play Saturday against the Senators.
DM. Weaver
I-R
Concussion
12/16/14
Weaver has been cleared to return from a concussion but remains on injured reserve for the time being.
DB. Allen
Ques Sat
Flu
12/08/14
Allen has been cleared to play and could be activated from injured reserve in time for Saturday's game against the Senators.
NEWS

Covers Preview - It's safe to say the Ottawa Senators have broken out of their scoring slump - and that could spell bad news for the host Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. The Senators ran roughshod over the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, scoring twice in each period to improve to 4-1-1 in their last six games. Ottawa has a whopping 21 goals over that stretch - a dramatic improvement over the eight they mustered during the previous five contests.

 
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