A preseason that will not go down in history

A preseason that won't go down in history

UPGRADE DAY

The fans of the Montreal Canadiens who dream of the talented Connor Bedard surely hope that the regular season of their favorites goes exactly like the preparatory calendar. 

Saturday , in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, the men of Martin St-Louis admitted defeat for the eighth time in as many occasions, losing 3 to 2 in overtime against the Ottawa Senators.

Drake Batherson played the heroes for the “Sens” – who had rested most of their biggest guns – on the power play. Moments earlier, Chris Wideman had shown indiscipline in the offensive zone and had been sent to the dungeon.

Once again, the Habs were in the game against their Ontario rivals. The four preparatory duels between these two Atlantic Division teams ended with a one-goal difference, still to the advantage of the Senators.

The Canadiens' most talented young players, however, still responded On call. Cole Caufield wowed with a hard shot into the top corner in the first period, while Kaiden Guhle scored the other goal for his team from the blue line.

The Senators took the lead with two consecutive goals in the middle frame. Quebecer Derick Brassard, still looking for a valid contract for the regular season, hit the mark on the power play. He jumped on a throwback from Rourke Chartier to score his first goal of the preseason calendar.

Ten minutes later, none other than agitator Scott Sabourin gave the “Sens” the lead. . The robust striker beat Jake Allen with a sharp shot, when he had one knee on the ground.

The local favorite – being a native of New Brunswick – was also effective between the posts Montrealers. He's made 26 saves and looks set for the regular season.

On the other side of the rink, recently acquired waiver Magnus Hellberg didn't shine in the win. stopping only 17 pucks.

The Canadiens will begin their regular season on Wednesday when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre.