After a highly anticipated return from the Olympic break produced the hockey equivalent of the womp womp sound effect, the Habs are looking for a rebound effort against arguably the top team in the Eastern Conference, a team that didn't play and travel last night like Montreal did.
The Habs are once again without superstar goaltender Carey Price, who's sidelined with a groin/leg injury that was apparently aggravated during the Olympics if you listen to Michel Therrien, or wasn't if you listen to Mike Babcock.
Budaj will get back-to-back starts for the first time since he joined the Habs, and hopefully he gets a chance to finish what he started and fight Marc-Andre Fleury.
Puck drop is at 7:00 PM.
Here are your projected lineups:
|Daniel Briere||Tomas Plekanec||Brian Gionta|
|Max Pacioretty||David Desharnais||Brendan Gallagher|
|Alex Galchenyuk||Lars Eller||Rene Bourque|
|Travis Moen||Dale Weise||George Parros|
|Josh Gorges||P.K. Subban|
|Andrei Markov||Alexei Emelin|
|Douglas Murray||Jarred Tinordi|
As for Pittsburgh:
|Chris Kunitz||Sidney Crosby||Brian Gibbons|
|Jussi Jokinen||Evgeni Malkin||James Neal|
|Tanner Glass||Brandon Sutter||Chuck Kobasew|
|Taylor Pyatt||Joe Vitale||Craig Adams|
|Olli Maatta||Matt Niskanen|
|Rob Scuderi||Robert Bortuzzo|
|Brooks Orpik||Simon Despres|
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