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Saturday, October 14th (All times eastern)

Ottawa Senators (1-3-0) at Montreal Canadiens (2-0-1), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Ottawa Senators aim to halt a three-game losing streak tonight when they hit the road to Montreal for a showdown with the Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

After opening the season with a win over Toronto, Ottawa dropped games to the Maple Leafs, Sabres and Flames. On Thursday Calgary star Jarome Iginla posted a goal in the third period to down the Sens by a 1-0 score.

Ottawa, which lost all three games of a brief three-game homestand, received 27 saves from goaltender Ray Emery in a losing effort. The Senators went 0- for-6 on the power play against the Flames and have yet to score on 17 opportunities with the extra skater at home.

Dany Heatley leads the Senators with four points while Jason Spezza's two goals are currently tops on the club.

Meanwhile, the Habs have won two straight after dropping their season opener to Buffalo. Montreal topped Toronto last weekend before defeating Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Canadiens netminder David Aebischer blocked 27-of-28 shots, as Montreal beat the Flyers, 3-1, at the Wachovia Center.

Michael Ryder, Alex Kovalev and Chris Higgins scored for the Canadiens, while Saku Koivu, Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec and Sergei Samsonov each had an assist.

Koivu leads the club with four points and two goals at this early stage of the season.

Montreal has won four of the last five meetings with Ottawa, which has lost its last three trips to the Bell Centre. The Habs and Sens split the 2005-06 season series by a 4-4 count.

10/14 10:23:10 ET

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