On most nights, the Canadiens can be certain they can count on the hottest goaltender in the league, although tonight that might be up for debate.
Tuukka Rask is on a roll throughout the start of the season. The Boston netminder is 7-1-0, and has only allowed 14 goals on 225 shots. Carey Price on the other hand is working on a great record as well, as he's yet to lose a game this year. His .952 save percentage is second in the league, whereas Rask's .941 ranks sixth.
Of course, we all know about Rask's struggles when facing the Canadiens. He missed the first matchup of the year with a bad bout of Habsitis, but history has not been kind when he faces the Canadiens. In 24 regular season games Rask has only managed five wins.
UPDATE: Looks like it’ll be rookie Zane McIntyre getting the start instead.
Who's hot: Alex Galchenyuk (5GP, 3G, 3A), Alex Radulov (4GP, 1G, 3A)
Who's not: Andrew Shaw (4GP, 0G, 1A), Max Pacioretty (4GP, 0G, 1A)
Who's hot: David Pastrnak (5 GP, 4G, 1A), Brad Marchand (4GP, 2G, 2A)
Who's not: Jimmy Hayes (10GP, 0G, 0A), David Backes (6GP, 0G, 1A)
Montreal will be playing with a modified roster this evening, seeing as rookie Artturi Lehkonen is out of the lineup with an upper-body injury. That means fellow rookie Daniel Carr will play the third line, whereas the speedy Paul Byron received a promotion to the first line, alongside Alex Galchenyuk and Alex Radulov.
Puck drop is 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT
How to watch:
Canada (English): Sporstnet
Canada (French): RDS
In Boston: NESN
|Paul Byron||Alex Galchenyuk||Alex Radulov|
|Max Pacioretty||Tomas Plekanec||Brendan Gallagher|
|Daniel Carr||David Desharnais||Andrew Shaw|
|Phillip Danault||Torrey Mitchell||Brian Flynn|
|Alexei Emelin||Shea Weber|
|Andrei Markov||Jeff Petry|
|Nathan Beaulieu||Greg Pateryn|
Scratched: Joel Hanley, Sven Andrighetto
Injured: Artturi Lehkonen (upper-body injury), Zach Redmond (foot)
|Brad Marchand||Patrice Bergeron||David Pastrnak|
|Ryan Spooner||David Krejci||David Backes|
|Matt Beleskey||Riley Nash||Jimmy Hayes|
|Tim Schaller||Dominic Moore||Austin Czarnik|
|Zdeno Chara||Brandon Carlo|
|Torey Krug||Adam McQuaid|
|John-Michael Liles||Collin Miller|
Scratched: Joe Morrow
Injured: Noel Acciari, Kevan Miller, Anton Khudobin