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Canadiens vs Avalanche game thread

Avalanche try to get back on track against a Habs team flying high after a convincing win over the Bruins

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The Avalanche without their number 1 (Varlamov) and number 2 (Berra) goalies limp into Montreal with a cast of Habs retreads and see-you-laters! Calvin Pickard gets his first career start in Montreal so that should be a wonderful baptism of fire.

The Habs start the same line-up that posted a convincing 6-4 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night. No changes for Montreal.

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM ET. It will be carried on City TV (Canada), TVA (French - Habs Region), Altitude (Colorado), NHL Network (Everywhere Else).

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Brendan Gallagher
Alex Galchenyuk Tomas Plekanec PA Parenteau
Rene Bourque Lars Eller Jiri Sekac
Brandon Prust Manny Malhotra Travis Moen
Left Defense
Right Defense
Alexei Emelin
P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov
Tom Gilbert
Jarred Tinordi Mike Weaver
Carey Price
Dustin Tokarski

Scratches: Dale Weise, Nathan Beaulieu

As for the Colorado Avalanche, they'll have their say with:

Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Jamie McGinn Matt Duchene Jarome Iginla
Gabriel Landeskog Nathan MacKinnon Ryan O'Reilly
Alex Tanguay John Mitchell Daniel Briere
Maxim Talbot Cody McLeod Marc Andre Cliche
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nick Holden Erik Johnson
Jan Hejda Tyson Barrie
Brad Stuart Nate Guenin
Calvin Pickard
Sami Aittokallio

Injured: Jesse Winchester, Reto Berra, Semyon Varlamov, Patrick Bordeleau

Check out the opposing side at Mile High Hockey