Canadiens vs Canucks: Game Thread

Diaz returns as Price faces off against Luongo in a battle of Team Canada goaltenders.

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There are so many storylines for tonight's matchup between Vancouver and Montreal that it's difficult to know where to start. Two struggling Canadian teams meet at the Bell Centre in the Habs' second last game before the Olympic break, both desperate to grab two points to stay in the mix for the playoffs.

The two contenders for the starting job in goal for Canada face off, as Luongo gets a chance to get back at Price for beating him and his team back in October.

Add to that, the recently traded Diaz and Weise playing their former teams already, and we have an intense matchup ahead of us.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM at the Bell Centre.

Here are your projected lineups:

Montreal Canadiens Prospective Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Daniel Briere Tomas Plekanec Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Brendan Gallagher
Rene Bourque Lars Eller Brandon Prust
Michael Bournival Ryan White Dale Weise
Left Defense
Right Defense
Josh Gorges P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Douglas Murray Nathan Beaulieu
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Scratches: Francis Bouillon, George Parros.

Injuries: Davis Drewiske (shoulder surgery, practicing), Alex Galchenyuk (wrist, 3-4 weeks), Travis Moen (lower body injury)

As for Vancouver:

Vancouver Canucks Prospective Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Daniel Sedin Ryan Kesler Alex Burrows
Chris Higgins Brad Richardson Jannik Hansen
David Booth Jordan Schroeder Zack Kassian
Tom Sestito Zac Dalpe Kellan Lain
Left Defense
Right Defense
Alexander Edler Jason Garrison
Raphael Diaz Ryan Stanton
Yann Sauve Frank Corrado
Goaltenders
Roberto Luongo
Eddie Lack

Check out the opposing side at Nucks Misconduct.

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