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Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames: Game Thread

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Can Montreal avoid losing 3 in a row?

Derek Leung

It's a tale of two cities, as Calgary comes into this match up red-hot, whereas the Habs are limping.

The Flames are riding a five game winning streak, including wins over San Jose, Chicago and Minnesota. They've managed to score 4 or more goals in their last 4 games, and they'll look to put Montreal's shaky defence to the test.

Unfortunately for the Flames, they'll be without their starter, and former Habs prospect Karri Ramo, as he's nursing a knee injury.

Carey Price gets the start for the Canadiens - who can ill afford to drop any more points in the standings. They managed to obliterate the 9 point lead they held over the wild card spot a month ago.

Dale Weise will make his Habs debut on the fourth line.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM at the Bell Centre.

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
Rene Bourque Lars Eller Brandon Prust
Michael Bournival Ryan White Dale Weise
Left Defense Right Defense
Josh Gorges P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Douglas Murray Nathan Beaulieu
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Scratches: Francis Bouillon, George Parros.

Injuries: Davis Drewiske (shoulder surgery, practicing), Alex Galchenyuk (wrist, 3-4 weeks), Travis Moen (lower body injury)

As for Calgary:

Calgary Flames Prospective Lineup
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Jiri Hudler Mikael Backlund Lee Stempniak
Mike Cammalleri Sean Monahan Joe Colborne
Lance Bouma Matt Stajan David Jones
Kevin Westgarth T.J. Galiardi Brian McGrattan
Left Defense Right Defense
TJ Brodie Mark Giordano
Kris Russell Chris Butler
Ladislav Smid Dennis Wideman
Goaltenders
Reto Berra
Joni Ortio

Scratches: Ben Street, Paul Byron.

Injuries: Curtis Glencross, Karri Ramo.

Check out the opposing side at Matchsticks and Gasoline.