The Canadiens are coming off a most improbable comeback that had a lot of you saying "eff this s" by the end of the first period. Thankfully some of us stuck around and they pulled it out in a shootout. Can they extend their perfect record to four games? The Bolts are coming off a disappointing shootout loss to the Sens in this rematch of last year's first round playoff sweep.
A few changes to the Canadiens lineup with Parenteau and Sekac switching spots, Parenteau will line up with Plekanec and Galchenyuk and Sekac will line up with Eller and Bourque. Tinordi started Saturday's game with Subban, but spent the majority of his time with Weaver. Expectations are that Markov and Subban will team up on the first pairing, Beaulieu and Gilbert on the second, and Tinordi with Weaver.
Both teams will go with their first string goalies for this game. The Bolts are playing the first of a back-to-back and the Habs are playing the last of a four game roadtrip that sees them with two days off before heading back to Montreal for their home opener against Boston.
Here's two questions for the comments, will Jonathan Drouin stick with the Bolts this season or is he destined for a return to junior? and Who will score first?
Puck drop is at 7:30PM ET. It will be carried on TV by RDS, City-Montreal & SUN.
|Max Pacioretty||David Desharnais||Brendan Gallagher|
|Alex Galchenyuk||Tomas Plekanec||Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau|
|Rene Bourque||Lars Eller||Jiri Sekac|
|Brandon Prust||Manny Malhotra||Dale Weise|
|Andrei Markov||P.K. Subban|
|Nathan Beaulieu||Tom Gilbert|
|Jarred Tinordi||Mike Weaver|
Scratches: Travis Moen, Michael Bournival
Injuries: Alexei Emelin (upper body)
As for the Tampa Bay Lightning, here's how they're looking:
||Steven Stamkos||Ryan Callahan|
|Alex Killorn||Valtteri Filppula||Tyler Johnson|
|Nikita Kucherov||Vladislav Namestnikov||J.T. Brown|
|Brenden Morrow||Brian Boyle||Brett Connolly|
|Victor Hedman||Anton Stralman|
|Jason Garrison||Radko Gudas|
|Matt Carle||Andrej Sustr|
Scratched: Eric Brewer, Mark Barberio
Injured: Mattias Ohlund (knee), Jonathan Drouin (thumb)
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