Ottawa Senators – Montreal Canadiens Fun Facts & Stats


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.