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Spezza, Senators hope to continue stellar play vs. Canadiens

Jan 29, 2007 - 3:38 PM Ottawa (29-20-2) at Montreal (27-18-5) 7:30 pm EST

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Barely in need of any more help, the Ottawa Senators must be thrilled to have center Jason Spezza back in the lineup.

The surging Senators shoot for their fifth win in their last six games Monday when they visit the Montreal Canadiens.

Saturday's game marked the return of Spezza, who had missed the previous 14 games with a left knee injury. However, Ottawa went 11-2-1 with its star out of the lineup.

Spezza suffered the injury when he was checked into the boards in the third period of a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay on December 21. The Senators' leading scorer at the time, Spezza has 19 goals and 26 assists in just 37 games this season.

In Saturday's contest, the Senators defeated Boston, 3-1, with Ray Emery making 29 saves. Ottawa tallied three times in the final session to pull out the victory.

With the Senators welcoming back a current star, the Canadiens will be paying homage to a past standout. Montreal will be retiring Ken Dryden's No. 29 jersey in a pregame ceremony.

However, Dryden may also be the best player on the ice for the struggling Canadiens, who have lost four of their last six contests. They were defeated, 4-1, by Toronto on Saturday with goaltender Cristobal Huet stopping 25 shots.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 0 0 1
    MONTREAL 0 3 0 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS PHILLIPS 6 (UNASSISTED) 0:52
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) SHELDON SOURAY 17 (MICHAEL RYDER, SAKU KOIVU)
    10:55
    MON - MARK STREIT 4 (ANDREI MARKOV) 12:01
    MON - (SH) TOMAS PLEKANEC 10 (MIKE KOMISAREK, FRANCIS
    BOUILL

    Jan 29 11:14 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 0 1
    MONTREAL 0 3 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS PHILLIPS 6 (UNASSISTED) 0:52
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) SHELDON SOURAY 17 (MICHAEL RYDER, SAKU KOIVU)
    10:55
    MON - MARK STREIT 4 (ANDREI MARKOV) 12:01
    MON - (SH) TOMAS PLEKANEC 10 (MIKE KOMISAREK, FR

    Jan 29 10:24 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 1
    MONTREAL 3
    2ND PRD: MON - (SH) TOMAS PLEKANEC 10 (MIKE KOMISAREK, FRANCIS
    BOUILLON) 13:19

    Senators vs. CanadiensJan 29 10:11 PM


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    OTTAWA 1
    MONTREAL 2
    2ND PRD: MON - MARK STREIT 4 (ANDREI MARKOV) 12:01

    Senators vs. CanadiensJan 29 10:07 PM


  • NHL
    OTTAWA 1
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) SHELDON SOURAY 17 (MICHAEL RYDER, SAKU KOIVU)
    10:55

    Senators vs. CanadiensJan 29 10:04 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTTAWA 1 1
    MONTREAL 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: OTT - CHRIS PHILLIPS 6 (UNASSISTED) 0:52
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    OTT 12 12
    MON 12 12
    GOALIES: OTT - RAY EMERY
    MON - DAVID AEBISCHER

    Jan 29 9:29 PM


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    OTTAWA 1
    MONTREAL 0 16:00 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Senators vs. CanadiensJan 29 9:01 PM