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Canadiens vs Bruins game thread

The first preseason game of the year is here, and the Habs are set to face a familiar foe in the Boston Bruins.

Alex Trautwig

What better way to kick off the preseason than a meeting between the best rivalry in sports? The Boston Bruins are in town tonight, to face the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

Both lineups are lacking firepower, as both teams have iced a relatively weak lineup, without many veterans.

On the Boston Bruins side of the coin we'll see David Krejci, Loui Eriksson, Dennis Seidenberg and Johnny Boychuk as familiar names. Malcom Subban is set to play at least half the game for the Bruins.

The Habs on the other hand will rely heavily on veterans Tomas Plekanec, Rene Bourque, Andrei Markov and Tom Gilbert. Dustin Tokarski and Joey MacDonald will be tasked with keeping the puck out of the Habs net.

As for the rookies, we'll see an interesting mix of players fighting for a roster spot, including newly signed free agent Jiri Sekac, 2014 first-round pick Nikita Scherbak, and talented young players Jacob de la Rose & Charles Hudon. Sven Andrighetto will also see some ice time, however he's currently projected to play a 4th line role.

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

The game will be carried by on TV by RDS.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Jacob de la Rose Tomas Plekanec Jiri Sekac
Rene Bourque Charles Hudon Nikita Scherbak
Drayson Bowman Jake Dowell Mike McCarron
Nick Sorkin Sven Andrighetto Christian Thomas
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov Tom Gilbert
Jarred Tinordi Greg Pateryn
Joe Finley Magnus Nygren
Goaltenders
Dustin Tokarski
Joey MacDonald

Boston Bruins projected lineup:
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Matt Fraser David Krejci Loui Eriksson
Anthony Camara Carl Soderberg Brian Ferlin
Dennis Paille Ryan Spooner Simon Gagne
Jordan Caron Chris Kelly Tyler Randell
Left Defense
Right Defense
Dennis Seidenberg Johnny Boychuk
David Warsofsky Kevan Miller
Joe Morrow Chris Casto
Goaltenders
Malcom Subban
Niklas Svedberg

You can check out the dark side over at Stanley Cup of Chowdaaaaah.