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Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist as the Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on Saturday night in the final game of the preseason for both teams.

The Senators wrapped up the preseason with a 2-4-0 record, while the Canadiens were 4-3-0.

Tom Pyatt and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Senators, while Craig Anderson stopped 19 shots at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Montreal goalie Carey Price allowed three goals on 21 shots in two periods. Antti Niemi stopped 10 shots in the third period.

Earlier in the day, Senators head coach Guy Boucher told reporters the team would be starting the regular season with the 13 forwards that remain, including rookie Brady Tkachuk and Alex Formenton.

Formenton has been impressive since the start of camp and had a great chance in the third period, but was robbed by Niemi.

Decisions remain to be made on the blueline as the Senators are unsure whether they will carry seven or eight defencemen. A battle remains between Ben Harpur, Maxime Lajoie and Christian Jaros.

Ottawa scored two unanswered goals in the second to take a 3-0 lead.

Duchene gave the Senators a 2-0 lead midway through the period as he and Tkachuk played a little give-and-go, leaving Price with no chance.

The Senators made it 3-0 with a power-play goal at the 13-minute mark as Mark Stone gobbled up a loose puck in front and found Ryan, who fired a wrist shot past Price.

The Senators opened the scoring early in the first period as Pyatt was able to grab Magnus Paajarvi’s rebound and backhand it past Price.

The Senators open the season Thursday as they host the Chicago Blackhawks, while the Canadiens start their campaign Wednesday in Toronto.

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