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Modern worries sink in for fans as Douglas Murray dresses for Habs. Bruins claim best way to score on a goalie is to screen him. Have also discovered that water is wet.

Richard Wolowicz


An adult man, who goes by the name of "Dougie", thinks that the best way to score on Carey Price is to screen him and shoot high. Dougie, you're a genius!

Lots of speculation over line juggling for the Canadiens. It's been reported that the Michael Bournival's promotion to left wing alongside Plekanec and Gallagher in practice yesterday is sure thing for game day. I'm not 100% sure of that. While I'd love to see it happen, I think it's the most Therrien move to have him sit or skate on the fourth line.

According to John Lu, Briere will centre the fourth line:

It's pretty much a lock that Weise will be on the right side of that 4th line, but who's to say how the left side will shape up?

I don't think anyone would be surprised if Brandon Prust is scratched. Many speculated that Prust was rushed back in the Tampa series and his unreadiness has been exposed in the Boston series. It's expected given the line configurations in practice that he will sit. UPDATE: Prust is taking warm-ups as is Moen, so it appears that Bournival will sit. UPDATED UPDATE: It's been reported by John Lu of TSN that Prust will sit and Bournival will indeed skate alongside Plekanec and Gallagher. As feared Murray pairs with Weaver (Thanks to Marc Dumont for the updated info).

Fans let out a collective gasp when reports came in from Monday's practice that Bouillon had been moved to the fourth pairing with Jarred Tinordi. While no one argued that Bouillon wasn't a tad gauche in his play on Sunday, there were more than a few fans that weren't happy with the alternative -  Douglas Murray.

See you tonight!

Puck drop is at 7 PM

Here's how we see the lines shaping up:

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Thomas Vanek
Michael Bournival Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Rene Bourque Lars Eller Brian Gionta
Travis Moen Daniel Briere Dale Weise
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Josh Gorges P.K. Subban
Douglas Murray Mike Weaver
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Scratches: Francis Bouillon, Jarred Tinordi, George Parros, Brandon Prust, Ryan White

Injuries: Alex Galchenyuk (lower body)

As for the Bruins they prepare for last rites with the following lineup:

Boston Bruins Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Milan Lucic David Krejci Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille Carl Soderberg Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron Gregory Campbell Shawn Thornton
Left Defense
Right Defense
Zdeno Chara Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug Kevan Miller
Goaltenders
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Scratches: Andrej Meszaros, Corey Potter, Justin Florek

Injuries: Chris Kelly (Back injury - day-to-day), Dennis Seidenberg (Right knee surgery), Adam McQuaid (Lower body injury)

Check out the opposing side at Stanley Cup of Chowder

This game will be carried on CBC and RDS in Canada and NBCSN in the US.

You can stream the HNIC (CBC) feed here.