Ottawa (6-2-2) at Montreal (8-2-2), 7:00 pm EDTMONTREAL (Ticker) -- The rivalry between the Montreal Canadiensand Ottawa Senators has never extended itself into the playoffs,but that has not taken away the heat during the regular season.Looking to snap a mild Chris Godwin Jersey two-game skid, the Canadiens host theSenators in battle of Northwest Division foes on Tuesday.Montreal is coming off a 6-3 lo s to the Toronto Maple Leafs onSaturday, one night after falling, 4-3, in a shootout to theColumbus Blue Jackets.Coming up short for just the second time in regulation thi season, the Canadiens lost right wing Tom Kostopoulos tosuspension for the next three games. He was disciplined by theleague for his check on Toronto defenseman Mike Doug Martin Jersey Van Ryn, whosuffered a concu sion, and broken nose and hand.Meanwhile, the Senators' defense has been superb of late,allowing 10 goals in their last six contests. But their effortswere not enough to overcome the Carolina Hurricanes in a 2-1lo s on Friday.Martin Gerber stopped 28 shots in his return to the Ottawa'slineup after mi sing six games with a leg injury, but his teamwas Roberto Aguayo Jersey not able to generate any offensive production. Mike Fisherscored the lone goal as the Senators were denied their thirdstraight win.Ottawa coach Craig Hartsburg may opt to start goaltender AlexAuld, who leads the NHL with a 1 O J Howard Jersey .84 goals-against average, inthis game. Auld is 1-1-1 with a 2.49 GAA versus Montreal, andhas not yielded more than two goals in each of his last fivecontests overall.Jason Spezza, who has five goals and eight points this season,has scored just twice in his last 10 contests and has nottallied in five straight.