Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Schedule Could Feature 2 Back To Back Sets


The Ottawa Senators – Montreal Canadiens schedule could feature two sets of back to back games should the series go 7 games.

Game 1 – Thursday May 2nd @MONTREAL

Game 2 – Friday May 3rd @ MONTREAL

Game 3 – Sunday May 5th @OTTAWA

Game 4 – Tuesday May 7th @ OTTAWA

Game 5 – Thursday May 9th @MONTREAL

Game 6 – Saturday May 11th @ OTTAWA

Game 7 – Sunday May 12th @ MONTREAL

Games 1-5 are at 7:00, with games 6 and 7 TBD, depending on television commitments etc.  All games will be televised on CBC and RDS.

Mar 13, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Ottawa Senators right wing Jakob Silfverberg (33) scores a goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during a shootout at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

How will back to back games affect the teams?  Well the travel between Ottawa and Montreal is not too demanding, so as long as the ice time is managed properly and Erik Karlsson is kept below 40 minutes per game then the Senators should be all right.

The big concern would be if game 1 or game 6 goes deep into overtime or even multiple overtimes.  That is when it could be a problem in terms of having enough recovery time.  The Habs-Sens series is the only one with the potential for 2 back to backs.  All of the other Eastern Conference series could have game 6 and 7 on consecutive nights.