Tuesday April 14th, 2015

The Montreal Canadiens will face the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs beginning on Wednesday. The Canadiens are the No. 1 seed, while the Senators are the No. 4 seed.

Montreal won the Atlantic Division with a 50-22-10 record, giving them 110 points on the year. Ottawa earned the first Wild Card spot after finishing with a 43-26-13 record for 99 points following a late-season surge.

Left wing Max Pacioretty scored a team-high 37 goals and added 30 assists for the Canadiens. Tomas Piekanec and P.K. Subban each recorded 60 points this season. Goaltender Carey Price led the league with 44 wins and a 1.96 goals against average.

Defenseman Erick Karlsson led the Senators with 66 points, while Mark Stone and Kyle Turris each added 64 points. Andrew Hammond has been the team’s starting goalie for the last two months, finishing the season with a 20-1-2 record and a 1.79 goals against average.

Full details for the best-of-seven series are below:


Game 1: at Montreal, Wednesday, April 15, 7 p.m. ET

Game 2: at Montreal, Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET

Game 3: at Ottawa, Sunday, April 19, 7 p.m. ET

Game 4: at Ottawa, Wednesday, April 22, 7 p.m. ET

*Game 5: at Montreal, Friday, April 24, TBD

*Game 6: at Ottawa, Sunday, April 26, TBD

*Game 7: at Montreal, Tuesday, April 26, TBD

Live stream: The series can be live streamed here.

TV coverage

Game 1: NHL Network, TVA, CBC

Game 2: CNBC, TVA, CBC


Game 4: USA, CBC, TVA

Game 5: CBC, TBD

Game 6: CBC, TBD

Game 7: CBC, TBD

Radio: For a list of stations broadcasting the series, click here.

Below is a list of recaps of the games the Canadiens and Seantors played during the regular season:

Dec. 20: Canadiens 4, Senators 1

Jan 15: Senators 4, Canadiens 1

Feb. 18: Senators 4, Canadiens 2

March 12: Senators 5, Canadiens 2

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