The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens have a long history, or at least as long as the Senators have been around. Dating back to the first game in franchise history, a 5-2 win by the Senators at the old Civic Centre.
Here are some other interesting stat and facts regarding the history of this matchup.
- Jason Spezza has the biggest game from a Senators player against the Canadiens. He notched 6 points (3 goals and 3 assists) in a single game against the Habs on February 9, 2008. Spezza did it in just 13 minutes of ice time as the Senators handily won 6-1. Daniel Alfredsson added 5 points (2G, 3A) and Dany Heatley added a goal and 3 assists.
- The Senators’ largest margin of victory over the Habs was a 6-0 win on Dec 23, 1996.
- The Senators have shut out the Canadiens 8 times, the most recent coming almost 4 years ago, March 22, 2010. Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots for the goose egg.
- The Habs returned the favor by shutting out the Senators 5 times in their history, most recently on October 23, 2010. Carey Price did the honors in that one.
- This will be the 120th meeting between the Sens and Habs. Ottawa has won 56 times, lost 52 in regulation and 6 in OT. 5 meetings ended in ties, back when they were allowed in the league.
- The teams have gone to a shootout 8 times, with Ottawa winning 3 and losing 5.
- Only 1 Montreal player has ever had a 4 point game against Ottawa. Brian Savage had a goal and three assists on October 4th, 2001 in a 6-4 Montreal win.