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Can the Habs put a stop their second losing streak in two weeks?

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Game two of an eight game, three-week road trip has the Habs in Nashville to take on a team that has had almost as much trouble scoring as they have. The Nasvhille Predators, a team better known for its defensive prowess, have been struggling to score goals, only posting more than three in a game twice in their past ten, and as a result winning all but four games in that stretch.

Actually, maybe comparing the the Habs' scoring slump that of the Predators is a little generous. The Habs haven't scored more than three in a game since the end of November - 12 games ago - in a 5-1 win against the Rangers. In that same span, the Habs have only scored three goals in a game twice, something the Predators have done four times in their past twelve games.

Michel Therrien has blown up the lineup he iced in Saturday's loss to the Stars. Alex Galchenyuk is back at center, alongside Lars Eller who has moved back to the wing. Daniel Carr will get a chance to jumpstart that line, while David Desharnais and Dale Weise will work alongside Max Pacioretty to hopefully provide a spark to the Habs' leading goal scorer who has only scored once in his past eight games (but has registered 40 shots on net in that same span).

Jeff Petry will also miss tonight's game with an upper body injury he sustained in Saturday's loss. Jarred Tinordi will play for the first time this season after having been a healthy scratch for the first 34 games.

Dustin Tokarski gets the start in between the pipes tonight, as the Habs have back to back games and will play tomorrow in Minnesota.

The puck drops at 8:00 PM EST.

How To Watch:
In Canada (French): RDS
In Canada (English): Sportsnet East
In the Stars' region: FS-TN
Elsewhere: NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Dale Weise
Daniel Carr Alex Galchenyuk Lars Eller
Tomas Fleischmann Tomas Plekanec Paul Byron
Brian Flynn Torrey Mitchell Michael McCarron
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nathan Beaulieu P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin Andrei Markov
Jarred Tinordi Tom Gilbert
Goaltenders
Dustin Tokarski
Mike Condon

Scratched: Greg PaterynSven Andrighetto
Injuries:
Carey Price (lower body) Brendan Gallagher (broken fingers),  Devante Smith-Pelly (lower body), Jeff Petry (upper body)

Nashville Predators Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Filip Forsberg Mike Ribeiro Craig Smith
Colin Wilson Calle Jarnkrok James Neal
Viktor Arvidsson Colton Sissons Cody Hodgson
Eric Nystrom Paul Gaustad Mikka Salomaki
Left Defense
Right Defense
Roman Josi Shea Weber
Barret Jackman Seth Jones
Mattias Ekholm Ryan Ellis
Goaltenders
Pekka Rinne
Carter Hutton

Scratched: Anthony Bitetto, Petter Granberg, Austin Watson
Injuries: Mike Fisher (lower body), Gabriel Bourque (undisclosed)

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