Canadiens fall to Senators in overtime, finish pre-season without a win

Kyle Bukauskas reports on the final matchup of the preseason for the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators as both teams face tough decisions as to who should be given a spot on the roster.

It seemed fitting, if not cruel, that the Montreal Canadiens would lose their final game of the NHL pre-season to the Ottawa Senators.

The Canadiens, who lost 3-2 to the Senators in overtime on Saturday, went 0-8 in the pre-season with four of the losses against the Senators, all by one goal.

Drake Batherson scored at 2:45 of overtime to give the Senators their third win over the Canadiens in the past five days.

Derick Brassard and Scott Sabourin also scored for Ottawa, which finished the pre-season with a 4-4 record.

Cole Caufield and Kaiden Guhle scored for the Canadiens, who were outshot 29-20.

Montreal opens its regular season on Wednesday hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs, while Ottawa opens its regular season on Thursday playing the Sabres in Buffalo.

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