Corey Perry – Nick Suzuki – Josh Anderson
Tomas Tatar – Phillip Danault – Brendan Gallagher
Jonathan Drouin – Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Tyler Toffoli
Paul Byron – Jake Evans – Artturi Lehkonen
Joel Edmundson – Shea Weber
Brett Kulak – Jeff Petry
Alexander Romanov – Victor Mete
Carey Value – Jake Allen
Michael Frolik, Xavier Ouellet
Cole Caufield, Gustav Olofsson, Lukas Vejdemo, Charlie Lindgren
Ben Chiarot (hand), Joel Armia (COVID protocol)
Twenty-eight seconds into the match, Brendan Gallagher was assessed a double-minor for top sticking. Fourteen seconds later, the Senators opened the scoring on the power-play. And from that time on, the Canadiens had been expending vitality chasing the sport.
After two stable defensive efforts earlier within the week, Montreal supplied up one in all their most mistake-filled video games of the season. Turnovers resulting in odd-man rushes by Ottawa and weak positional play in their very own zone yielded a bounty of grade ‘A’ probabilities by the Senators. Carey Value was left on his personal, and was compelled to make numerous large saves.
As interim coach Dominique Ducharme stated post-game, “We gave them presents.”
Jeff Petry was essentially the most beneficiant within the gift-giving division, ending the sport with a minus-5 score. It was one of many worst video games in current reminiscence for Petry.
Temporary moments of optimistic play got here from Josh Anderson and Nick Suzuki. In a sport corresponding to this, it’s exhausting to correctly consider, however Corey Perry didn’t seem like a great match together with his two new line-mates.
Ducharme wasn’t prepared to concede that his squad, when not a lot was going proper 5-on-5, might have been helped by higher particular groups play. Ottawa had a short-handed purpose and one on the power-play. After beginning properly beneath the brand new teaching regime, the Canadiens power-play has been anemic.
The Canadiens may have a day without work on Sunday. They return to motion on Monday when Montreal hosts the Edmonton Oilers on the Bell Centre.
▲ Carey Value, Josh Anderson, Nick Suzuki
▼ Jeff Petry, Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin, Brett Kulak, Phillip Danault
Take a look at the sport preview right here: Senators @ Canadiens: Creating New Chemistry