Found February 25, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- The Montreal Canadiens are 6-2-2 in their last ten games. The Ottawa Senators have rattled off four straight victories. Lowered expectations and injuries [respectively] be damned, Michel Therrien and Paul MacLean both have playoff dreams. But tonight, they'll have to battle one another at Scotiabank Place for a pivotal pair of points in the Northeast...
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