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Canadiens vs Penguins Game Thread

Montreal faces one of the toughest teams in the East as they attempt to rebound from an overtime loss against Detroit.

After a highly anticipated return from the Olympic break produced the hockey equivalent of the womp womp sound effect, the Habs are looking for a rebound effort against arguably the top team in the Eastern Conference, a team that didn't play and travel last night like Montreal did.

The Habs are once again without superstar goaltender Carey Price, who's sidelined with a groin/leg injury that was apparently aggravated during the Olympics if you listen to Michel Therrien, or wasn't if you listen to Mike Babcock.

Budaj will get back-to-back starts for the first time since he joined the Habs, and hopefully he gets a chance to finish what he started and fight Marc-Andre Fleury.

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM.

Here are your projected lineups:

Montreal Canadiens Prospective Lineup
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Daniel Briere Tomas Plekanec Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Brendan Gallagher
Alex Galchenyuk Lars Eller Rene Bourque
Travis Moen Dale Weise George Parros
Left Defense Right Defense
Josh Gorges P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Douglas Murray Jarred Tinordi
Peter Budaj
Dustin Tokarski

Scratches: Ryan White, Davis Drewiske

Injuries: Michael Bournival (concussion, Carey Price (day-to-day), Brandon Prust (shoulder)

As for Pittsburgh:

Pittsburgh Penguins Prospective Lineup
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Chris Kunitz Sidney Crosby Brian Gibbons
Jussi Jokinen Evgeni Malkin James Neal
Tanner Glass Brandon Sutter Chuck Kobasew
Taylor Pyatt Joe Vitale Craig Adams
Left Defense Right Defense
Olli Maatta Matt Niskanen
Rob Scuderi Robert Bortuzzo
Brooks Orpik Simon Despres
Marc-Andre Fleury
Jeff Zatkoff

Check out the opposing side at PensBurgh.