Canadiens vs Hurricanes: Game Thread

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Montreal looks to make it 3 wins in a row, whereas Carolina aims to bring themselves closer to a playoff spot.

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Carolina and Montreal will meet for the third and final time this year, with both teams having won a game in the previous two meetings.

Carolina is on a hot streak, going 7-3 in their last 10 games, whereas Montreal has relied on Carey Price to win their last two games.

Price is not only on fire, he's basically human lava. His .972 save percentage in the last two wins is encouraging for the netminder, however it's worrisome for the team, as it's absolutely impossible for Price to maintain that type of save percentage, no matter how good he is.

If Montreal looks to hold onto their playoff spot they'll need sustained scoring (from someone other than Pacioretty) & sturdy denfence, two things they've lacked for months now.

At the moment John-Michael Liles is a game time decision, if he's unable to go it's expected that former All-Star (bahahaha) Mike Komisarek will take his spot.

George Parros practiced with the 4th line, however Michel Therrien declared that long-time healthy scratch Francis Bouillon would be dressing, which means Montreal will go with 7 D tonight.

Before the game, check out Berkshire on the Montreal Hockey Talk pregame show:

Puck drop is at 6:00 PM at the PNC Arena.

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

Ryan White Dale Weise
Left Defense
Right Defense
Josh Gorges P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Douglas Murray Nathan Beaulieu

Francis Bouillon
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Scratches: George Parros

Injuries: Davis Drewiske (shoulder surgery, practicing), Alex Galchenyuk (wrist, 3-4 weeks), Travis Moen (lower body injury), Michael Bournival (hit with stick, possible concussion issues)

As for Carolina:

Carolina Hurricanes Prospective Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Jiri Tlusty Eric Staal Alexander Semin
Jeff Skinner Jordan Staal Elias Lindholm
Nathan Gerbe Manny Malhotra Patrick Dwyer
Drayson Bowman Riley Nash Tuomo Ruutu
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrej Sekera Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey John-Michael Liles
Brett Bellemore Jay Harrison
Goaltenders
Anton Khudobin
Cam Ward

Check out the opposing side at Canes Country

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