Tkachuk scores first pre-season goal as Senators lose to Canadiens

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Tkachuk scores first pre-season goal as Senators lose to Canadiens
Tkachuk scores first pre-season goal as Senators lose to Canadiens

MONTREAL — Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher has nothing but praise for first-round draft pick Brady Tkachuk. Tkachuk scored his first pre-season goal Saturday as the Senators lost 3-2 to the Montreal Canadiens. The 18-year-old is looking to carve himself a spot on Ottawa's opening-day roster. "He's got a lot of enthusiasm," said Boucher of the fourth-overall pick in this summer's NHL draft. "A kid that's not just physically strong. He's extremely open, very coachable. So that's fun for a coach. The minute you ask him something, he does it right away." Tkachuk — the son of NHL veteran Keith Tkachuk and the brother of the Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk — spent last season at Boston College, but

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