Michel Therrien decided not to change anything ahead of Saturday’s game versus the Detroit Red Wings.
That means Paul Byron, who played quite well on Thursday, will again be on the top line. Sven Andrighetto keeps his spot alongside Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher, whereas captain Max Pacioretty remains on the third trio.
Truth be told, we may want to stop numbering the Canadiens’ lines for the time being. The ice time will dictate which line is number one on any particular night.
Greg Pateryn will once again be a healthy scratch.
UPDATE: Brian Flynn is out with an injury, so Desharnais will be back in the lineup.
Line up change for the Canadiens tonight: Brian Flynn out (upper body injury) - David Desharnais will replace him in the lineup vs Detroit.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) November 12, 2016
Carey Price gets the start tonight, whereas Al Montoya is expected to guard the net tomorrow versus Chicago.