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Canadiens vs. Devils: Game Thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

The Habs and Devils are back in action tonight at the Bell Centre to complete their home-and-home series.

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Last night, Alex Galchenyuk elevated his team to a come-from-behind victory over the Devils that may have cemented him as an emerging top-line center. His performance, alongside strong showings from Sven Andrighetto and Mike Condon, was yet another demonstration of the layers this team has, and why they are the best team in the NHL.

Much of the Canadiens success can be attributed to an ability to use adversity to their advantag so that if they are getting frustrated by a strong goaltending performance (such as the clinc Corey Schneider was putting on last night for the Devils) or some other form of adversity, they allow the pressure to work in them, to spark them into a higher competitive gear. In years past, we've seen this team give up on games such as the one last night. Not on purpose, but something was missing from their makeup to allow them to actually pull their way out of the quicksand, and get going.

With less than 24 hours between Mike Condon's game-ending save and tonight's puck-drop, the Habs and Devils will not have much time to make adjustments. There isn't much of a reason to change anything, although Michel Therrien has swapped out Bud Holloway for Christian Thomas, making one minor change to the Canadiens lineup.

Mike Condon will get his second start in two nights. Dustin Tokarski hasn't started an NHL game since last March, a 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in which Tokarski allowed five goals on twenty-two shots. Tokarski has started six games in the AHL, with a record 2-2-2, a .891 save percentage and a 3.45 goals against average.

The puck drops at 7:00 PM EST.

How To Watch:
In Canada (French): TVA
In Canada (English): CITY
In the Rangers' region: MSG+
Elsewhere: NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Tomas Plekanec Devante Smith-Pelly
Lars Eller Alex Galchenyuk Sven Andrighetto
Tomas Fleischmann David Desharnais Dale Weise
Paul Byron Brian Flynn Christian Thomas
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov P.K. Subban
Nathan Beaulieu Jeff Petry
Greg Pateryn Tom Gilbert
Mike Condon
Dustin Tokarski

Scratched: Alexei EmelinJarred Tinordi, Bud Holloway
Carey Price (lower body) Brendan Gallagher (broken fingers), Torrey Mitchell (lower body), Alexander Semin (lower body)Michael Bournival (post-concussion syndrome)

New Jersey Devils Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Mike Cammalleri Adam Henrique Lee Stempniak
Sergey Kalinin Travis Zajac Kyle Palmieri
Patrik Elias Jacob Josefson Jordin Tootoo
Bobby Farnham Stephen Gionta Tyler Kennedy
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andy Greene Adam Larsson
John Moore Damon Serverson
Eric Gelinas Jon Merrill
Corey Schneider
Keith Kinkaid

Scratched: Brian O'Neill, David Schlemko, Jiri Tlusty
Injuries: David Schlemko (lower body), Tuomo Ruutu (fractured right foot), Ryane Clowe (concussion)

Check out the enemy over at All About the Jersey.