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Canadiens know they have to get to Anderson to prevent Game 7 against Sens

OTTAWA - The Montreal Canadiens plan to make life very difficult for Craig Anderson.The Canadiens have a 3-2 series lead over the Senators entering Sunday's Game 6 in Ottawa. But in order to close out the series and prevent Game 7, they know they'll need to do more to get Ottawa's goaltender off of his game.Anderson, who stopped 45 shots in Game 5, has stopped 120 of 123 shots since taking over from Andrew Hammond, who lost the first two games in Montreal."I think we need to get a little more traffic in front and make it harder for him to see the pucks and keep throwing pucks there and going to the net hard and looking for rebounds," said Montreal left winger Brandon Prust. "It's going to come. Just stay patient."Anderson expects the Canadiens to come out with their best effort but will count on his teammates to help him out as they've done throughout the series."There's a time of the year when you need to rise to the occasion," Anderson said. "It starts with every single guy in this room, sometimes as a goalie you've just got to reap some of the benefits of good play around you. I think that's kind of the case, for whatever reason, that the teams I've been on in the playoffs have really relished the moment and come together and I've just been kind of reaping the rewards from that."Ideally the Senators would like to cut down on the number of shots Anderson has to face, but they're more concerned with the types of shots he has to face."We're trying to reduce the quality (of shots)," said Ottawa defenceman Patrick Wiercioch. "I think Andy's comfortable with the shots from the outside. It's the rebounds, the scrambles in front, the quicker we can clear those out and kind of give him a break in between where he's not going back and forth, post to post, limiting those back doors. He's going to give us the best chance to win regardless of whether its 15 shots against or 40."Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau will get back in the lineup after missing the last four games as the Canadiens hope to generate more offence after scoring just one goal the last two games. Parenteau missed Game 2 because of an upper-body injury and was a healthy scratch the next three. The Canadiens would not confirm who would be coming out of the lineup."This is a guy who's got a lot of poise when he's on top of his game," said Montreal coach Michel Therrien. "He's got a lot of poise with the puck to make plays, could feed his teammates on the ice and could be a help on the power play."The Canadiens want to see more from their power play, which is a woeful 1-for-19 through five games.No lineup changes are expected from the Senators. There had been some speculation as to whether or not Clarke MacArthur would be able to play after missing half of Game 5 with a lower body injury, but the left winger confirmed he's ready to go.Notes: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will be in Ottawa for Game 6. Montreal's Dale Weise missed the morning skate, but Therrien said it was due to maintenance. Clarke MacArthur said he received a text from singer Tom Cochrane after Game 5 to check in on his injury status.

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