Senators Game Day

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:24 AM ET

TONIGHT:

ARENA: Scotiabank Place, 7:30 p.m.

TV: A-Channel, RDS

Radio: Team 1200, Bob FM 93.9, CJRC 1150, Star 96 FM (Pembroke), The Jewel 1220 (Cornwall)

KEEP AN EYE ON ...

73 MICHAEL RYDER RW

Age: 24 Ht: 6-foot Wt: 198 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 46 GP 20 G 13 A 33 PTS 30 PIMS

THE SKINNY: Former member of the Hull Olympiques. Played three seasons with the QMJHL club and registered 108 points during the 1999-2000 campaign ... Runner-up for the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year in 2003-04. The award went to Boston G Andrew Raycroft. Ryder led all rookies with 63 points, including 25 goals, and was voted to the NHL all-rookie team ... Spent the NHL lockout with Leksand in the Swedish Elite League ... Won a bronze medal at the world junior championship in 2000 ... Had 16 game winning points (4-12-16) in 2003-04.

NOTEWORTHY

Instead of practising before their game last night against the Flyers, the Canadiens opted to go a movie together Tuesday. Not sure what they saw at the theatre in Philly, but assistant coach Guy Carbonneau said the club needed rest. "This team has been through a lot, mentally and physically," said Carbonneau ... Expect to see G Cristobal Huet in net against the Senators. He is unbeaten in two starts against Ottawa this season with a 1.92 GAA ... Trying to get even more toughness after picking up Aaron Downey from St. Louis on waivers, the Habs recalled F Raitis Ivanens from AHL Hamilton. He's the guy who suffered a fracture to his face after getting nailed by Ottawa D Zdeno Chara in the second game of the season ... The Senators are 19-4-1 at home this season ... Ottawa is 25-2-3 when scoring first this season.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

CANADIENS: D Andrei Markov (shoulder), indefinite.

SENATORS: RW Martin Havlat (shoulder surgery), indefinite.


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