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The Senators in Montreal to prepare for Hockey Day in Canada

Friday, 06.01.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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The Senators in Montreal to prepare for Hockey Day in Canada
Ray Emery will start against Montreal. "We'll give him a game here," said Murray. "We've gone back-to-back (with Hasek) and I think I'll come back tomorrow (Saturday) with Emery."

Looking to salvage a .500 record on this four-game road trip, the Senators took to the ice today at Montreal's Bell Centre in preparation of their meeting against the Canadiens on Saturday. The Senators have one win against the Washington Capitals and losses against the Atlanta Thrashers and Boston Bruins in this series of away games.

The Saturday matinee (2 p.m., EST) between the Senators and Canadiens is the first of three games featuring the six Canadian teams during CBC's Hockey Day in Canada broadcast. The Toronto Maple Leafs are in Edmonton to meet the Oilers for the 7 p.m. EST match-up and the Vancouver Canucks play host to the Calgary Flames at 10 p.m. EST.

Murray's comments after practice

Coach Bryan Murray announced today that rookie Ray Emery will start in goal against Montreal.

"We'll give him a game here," said Murray. "We've gone back-to-back (with Hasek) and I think I'll come back tomorrow (Saturday) with Emery."

When asked about getting back on track with a win on Saturday, Murray offered, "We like to win. We played hard last night, but again we get into the third period of a tie game and take penalties. We're looking for a good game tomorrow. All I've asked this group to do is play hard and play disciplined every night. For the most part, they've done that on this trip."

Injury report

Brian Pothier practised today and will play against Montreal. He missed the last game against the Bruins after suffering a bruised foot during the match against Washington on Wednesday. Andrej Meszaros didn't skate today because of a bruised foot, too, but Murray expects him to play. Jason Spezza is still suffering from a pulled left chest muscle and will not play against the Canadiens on Saturday.

Special pre-game ceremony for Senators and Canadiens

As part of CBC's Hockey Day in Canada launch for all three games, they have invited family members of players to take part in the ceremonial faceoff.

The Senators-Canadiens match-up will see Chris Phillips' son, Ben, represent the Senators, and Mike Ribeiro's father, Alberto, and Mike's son, Mikael, represent the Canadiens. Both Phillips and Mike Ribeiro will take the faceoff.

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