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A healthy Parenteau won’t play Game 3


Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau will be a healthy scratch tonight when the Montreal Canadiens visit the Ottawa Senators for Game 3.

Parenteau missed Game 2 on Friday due to an upper body injury.

Following the club’s morning skate on Sunday, Michel Therrien confirmed Parenteau is available to play, but that he won’t be making any lineup changes with the Habs up 2-0 in the series.

Parenteau played 12:13 in Game 1 registering three shots on goal.

The 32-year-old had eight goals and 22 points in 56 regular season games.

No word if Parenteau’s agent will be lobbying for his client’s return to the lineup.

Last month Allan Walsh took to Twitter after Parenteau was a healthy scratch in four straight games.

The move paid off as Parenteau was inserted into the Habs’ lineup in the following game.

Related: Sens turn to Anderson for Game 3

Sens turn to Anderson for Game 3

Craig Anderson

Craig Anderson will get his first start of these playoffs when the Ottawa Senators play host to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 tonight.

Anderson has made four starts in the last three months. He last played in the Sens’ 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers on March 29.

The 33-year-old was 14-13-8 in 35 games this season to go along with a 2.49 G.A.A. and a .923 save percentage.

Anderson led the Sens to a 4-1 series win in the first round of the 2013 playoffs posting a 1.80 goals-against average.

Andrew Hammond started the first two games of the series posting a 3.44 G.A.A. and a .914 save percentage in the two losses.

Neil Returns

Anderson isn’t the only lineup change for the Sens tonight.

Chris Neil is expected to return to Ottawa’s fourth line.

During line rushes Sunday morning Neil was skating in place of Alex Chiasson alongside David Legwand and Mike Hoffman.

The 35-year-old had seven points and 78 penalty minutes in 38 regular season games.

Neil last played in the Sens 7-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 14.

Puck drop tonight is at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Here’s your Stanley Cup playoff TV schedule for today

Scott Darling

A quick look at what games will be on what channels in today’s Stanley Cup playoff action…

Capitals at Islanders, 12 p.m. ET on NBC

Goaltender Braden Holtby is expected to get the startt after missing Game 2 due to an illness. The Capitals will look to build on a 4-3 win on Friday night and take their first lead of the series this afternoon. The Islanders will once again be without defenseman Travis Hamonic due to an undisclosed injury. Doc Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire have the call.

Predators at Blackhawks, 3 p.m. ET on NBC

The Blackhawks will also have a different Game 3 starter when their series with the Predators moves to Chicago’s Untied Center this afternoon. Head coach Joel Quenneville announced Scott Darling will make his first career Stanley Cup playoff start today. Darling made 42 saves in relief of Corey Crawford in Game 1. Meanwhile the Preds will be without captain Shea Weber for both Games 3 and 4 due to a lower body injury. Weber left Game 2 midway through the second period and did not return. Kenny Albert, Brian Engblom and Joe Micheletti will be on the call.

Canadiens at Senators, 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

The Senators have questions in goal heading into Game 3 tonight in Ottawa. After a nearly perfect 20-1-2 record and 1.79 G.A.A. in the final months of the regular season, Andrew Hammond has lost the first two games of the series with Montreal and there’s some thought head coach Dave Cameron may go with veteran Craig Anderson in goal tonight. The 33-year-old had a 1.80 G.A.A. in the Sens 4-1 series win over the Habs during the 2013 playoffs. Chris Cuthbert and Bret Hedican have the call tonight.

Canucks at Flames, 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Friday night’s Game 2 featured six fighting majors, seven game misconducts and three 10-minute misconducts – much of which occurred in the final two minutes of the Canucks 4-1 win over the Flames. Calgary’s head coach Bob Hartley was fined $50,000 as a result of the melee. The series now moves to Calgary where the Flames will host a playoff game for the first time since losing in Game 6 of the first round in 2009. Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson and Scott Oake have the call of Game 3.