It's a tale of two cities, as Calgary comes into this match up red-hot, whereas the Habs are limping.
The Flames are riding a five game winning streak, including wins over San Jose, Chicago and Minnesota. They've managed to score 4 or more goals in their last 4 games, and they'll look to put Montreal's shaky defence to the test.
Unfortunately for the Flames, they'll be without their starter, and former Habs prospect Karri Ramo, as he's nursing a knee injury.
Carey Price gets the start for the Canadiens - who can ill afford to drop any more points in the standings. They managed to obliterate the 9 point lead they held over the wild card spot a month ago.
Dale Weise will make his Habs debut on the fourth line.
Puck drop is at 7:30 PM at the Bell Centre.
Here are your projected lineups:
|Daniel Briere||Tomas Plekanec||Brian Gionta|
|Max Pacioretty||David Desharnais||Brendan Gallagher|
|Rene Bourque||Lars Eller||Brandon Prust|
|Michael Bournival||Ryan White||Dale Weise|
|Josh Gorges||P.K. Subban|
|Andrei Markov||Alexei Emelin|
|Douglas Murray||Nathan Beaulieu|
As for Calgary:
|Jiri Hudler||Mikael Backlund||Lee Stempniak|
|Mike Cammalleri||Sean Monahan||Joe Colborne|
|Lance Bouma||Matt Stajan||David Jones|
|Kevin Westgarth||T.J. Galiardi||Brian McGrattan|
|TJ Brodie||Mark Giordano|
|Kris Russell||Chris Butler|
|Ladislav Smid||Dennis Wideman|
Check out the opposing side at Matchsticks and Gasoline.
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