Pre-season game three: Ottawa Senators @ Montréal Canadiens

Exhibition Game 1: Ottawa Senators v. Montréal Canadiens
Bell Centre, 7:30 p.m. EST
Radio: Team 1200 TV: RDS
Enemy: Eyes on the Prize

It's time for the thid exhibition game in four night for the Senators, and we'll get to see a few more highly-anticipated debuts: Milan Michalek, Jared Cowen, and Robin Lehner. (EDIT: Lehner did get some time in Halifax against the Florida Panthers, but playing in front of 20,000+ fans in Montréal will be a whole new can of worms.)

Michalek's going to play alongside Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson on what should be a fairly lethal line, while Cowen is back on the blueline. I'm sure I'm not the only one who was surprised to hear that the 2009 first-round pick Cowen was going to play last night, after a very serious knee injury had kept him out of games for the last eight months or something. It'll be nice to see how he does, although I don't expect to much, simply because he's probably not in game shape yet.

Lehner's bound to get some playing time, and it'll be interesting to see how he fares against some NHL competition (if you can call the Canadiens NHL competition). He's passed every test so far.

Here's tonight's lineup, according to Sens Chirp:

Milan Michalek Jason Spezza Daniel Alfredsson
Ilja Zubov Peter Regin Jesse Winchester
Chris Kelly Zack Smith Chris Neil
Christoph Schubert Cody Bass Jeremy Yablonski
Jared Cowen Chris Campoli
Matt Carkner Alex Picard
Brian Lee Geoff Kinrade
Pascal Leclaire
Robin Lehner

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