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Canadiens vs Blackhawks game thread

Michel Therrien chose to submit a youthful roster sheet, as the Habs travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks.

Jonathan Daniel

It may be last call for several players before they pack their bags and head to Hamilton. Lars Eller will centre the the first line, and will be joined by Rene Bourque and Jiri Sekac. The second line will composed of players that are likely to start the year with the Bulldogs, as Sven Andrighetto is once again shifted to the middle, beside Christian Thomas and Jacob de la Rose.  This is likely to be the last game for Jake Dowell and Drayson Bowman, who will lineup on the fourth line.

On the defensive side of things, Jarred Tinordi and Greg Pateryn will have another chance to impress, in what has admittedly been a tough training camp for both players. Davis Drewiske and Darren Dietz will form the third pairing, which is a probably pairing that will see a fair amount of ice time in the AHL. Rounding out the defense will be veteran Alexei Emelin, and mobile blue liner Nathan Beaulieu.

We don't quite know yet what the exact lines will be for the Chicago Blackhawks, since their roster sheet for tonight's game contains 28 players, so we did our best to project the possible Hawks lineup. We'll update the lineup as soon as the accurate information is available.

Puck drop is at 8:30 PM EST, at the United Center.

The game will be carried on TV by RDS.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Rene Bourque Lars Eller Jiri Sekac
Jacob de la Rose Sven Andrighetto Christian Thomas
Michael Bournival Brandon Prust Dale Weise
Gabriel Dumont Jake Dowell Drayson Bowman
Left Defense
Right Defense
Alexei Emelin Nathan Beaulieu
Jarred Tinordi Greg Pateryn
Davis Drewiske Darren Dietz
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Dustin Tokarski

Chicago Blackhawks projected lineup:
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Patrick Sharp Jonathan Toews Patrick Kane
Brandon Saad Brad Richards Marian Hossa
Kris Versteeg Andrew Shaw Ben Smith
Bryan Bickell Marcus Kruger Jeremy Morin
Left Defense
Right Defense
Duncan Keith Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya Niklas Hjalmarsson
Michal Rozsival Trevor Van Riemsdyk
Goaltenders
Anti Raanta
Michael Leighton

You can check out the enemy over at Second City Hockey.