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Game Thread: Montreal Canadiens vs Florida Panthers

Can the Habs rebound from their disappointing loss to the Leafs? We'll find out soon.

Game time is 7:30PM EST, so here are your projected lineups:

Montreal Canadiens Prospective Lineup
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Max Pacioretty
David Desharnais
Erik Cole
Rene Bourque
Tomas Plekanec
Brian Gionta
Brandon Prust
Alex Galchenyuk
Brendan Gallagher
Travis Moen
Ryan White
Colby Armstrong
Left Defense Right Defense
Andrei Markov
Alexei Emelin
Tomas Kaberle
Josh Gorges
Francis Bouillon
Raphael Diaz
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Scratches for tonight include Lars Eller, Michael Blunden, and Yannick Weber.

Injuries: Petteri Nokelainen

Contract disputes: P.K. Subban

As for Florida:

Florida Panthers Prospective Lineup
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Tomas Fleischmann
Stephen Weiss
Scottie Upshall
Jonathan Huberdeau
Peter Mueller
Alex Kovalev
Mike Santorelli
Shawn Matthias
Tomas Kopecky
Jack Skille
Jerred Smithson
George Parros
Left Defense Right Defense
Brian Campbell
Mike Weaver
Filip Kuba
Dmitry Kulikov
Keaton Ellerby
Ed Jovanovski
Goaltenders
Scott Clemmensen
Jose Theodore

Kris Versteeg is a notable absence from the Panthers, he's on the injured reserve.

Panthers vs Canadiens coverage

Check out the opposing side at Litter Box Cats

We're going to try a new thing today that should cut down on load times for everyone, and that is splitting up the game thread by period.

There will be less scrolling and less lag time if you need to refresh. This is the 1st period thread, the second period thread will be posted during the intermission and I'll link it in the comments.