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.
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:
|Daniel Briere||Tomas Plekanec||Brian Gionta|
|Max Pacioretty||David Desharnais||Brendan Gallagher|
|Rene Bourque||Lars Eller||Brandon Prust|
|Ryan White||Dale Weise|
|Josh Gorges||P.K. Subban|
|Andrei Markov||Alexei Emelin|
|Douglas Murray||Nathan Beaulieu|
Scratches: George Parros
As for Carolina:
|Jiri Tlusty||Eric Staal||Alexander Semin|
|Jeff Skinner||Jordan Staal||Elias Lindholm|
|Nathan Gerbe||Manny Malhotra||Patrick Dwyer|
|Drayson Bowman||Riley Nash||Tuomo Ruutu|
|Andrej Sekera||Justin Faulk|
|Ron Hainsey||John-Michael Liles|
|Brett Bellemore||Jay Harrison|
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