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The Habs look to end 3 game losing skid against their old rivals.

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

After a blazing start to a season, the Montreal Canadiens have hit their first rough patch of the season.

They’ve lost their last three games, the most recent one to the Carolina Hurricanes last night. Alexander Radulov will most likely be a game time decision, as he has missed the last few games with an illness, and has been sorely missed by the Canadiens.

Carey Price gets the start in goal tonight. He is 20-13-1 all time in his career against Toronto, and is looking to improve on that tonight. Andrew Shaw has looked better for the Habs lately, scoring a goal in their loss yesterday, and is one of my players to watch tonight.

For the Leafs, they’re currently riding a two-game winning streak, and their young guns have looked impressive so far this season.

Auston Matthews has looked great all season for the Leafs, and has shown why he was the first overall pick, but has had his struggles this year, as he’s currently on a 11 game goalless drought. Picking up the slack has been Mitch Marner, who’s been nothing but spectacular for the Leafs, with 7 goals and 9 assists in his rookie season.

Puck Drop is 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST

How to watch

Canada (English): CBC

Canada (French): TVA Sports

United States: NHLN-US

Elsewhere: Gamecentre Live, NHL Centre Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup

Paul Byron Alex Galchenyuk Alexander Radulov
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Andrew Shaw
Charles Hudon Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Phillip Danault Torrey Mitchell Chris Terry
Alexei Emelin Shea Weber
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Joel Hanley
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Injuries: Brian Flynn (lower-body injury), Artturi Lehkonen (upper-body injury), Zach Redmond (broken foot)

Scratches: Daniel Carr, Greg Pateryn

Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup

James Van Riemsdyk Tyler Bozak Mitchell Marner
Leo Komarov Nazem Kadri William Nylander
Zach Hyman Auston Matthews Connor Brown
Matt Martin Ben Smith Nikita Soshnikov
Morgan Rielly Nikita Zaitsev
Jake Gardiner Connor Carrick
Matt Hunwick Roman Polak
Frederik Andersen
Jhonas Enroth

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back), Joffery Lupul (abdomen), Jared Cowen (Hip).

Scratches: Martin Marincin, Peter Holland, Frank Corrado.