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Canadiens vs. Sharks Game thread, rosters, lines and how to watch

The Habs look to end a nine-game losing streak in San Jose.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at San Jose Sharks John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a long time since the Habs last won a game in San Jose...

But tonight they get another chance to put an end to the losing streak in Silicon Valley, which has now reached nine straight losses.

After putting in a mixed effort against the Ducks on Tuesday in a 2-1 loss that saw the Canadiens outshoot the Ducks 15-3 in the first thirteen minutes of the game and then go on to be outshot 28-13 in the subsequent seventeen minutes, the Habs will look to carry the tenacity they displayed at their best moments in Anaheim (including in the final minutes of the game when they were down 2-0) up the I-5 and with them into San Jose tonight.

Brian Flynn is poised to make his comeback to the lineup after missing the last nine games with an upper-body injury. With Chris Terry sent back to St. John’s, Daniel Carr will be the odd man out up front, scratched for just the second time since being called up eleven games ago. Zach Redmond will also have to wait to make his Canadiens’ debut, as even though he’s ready to return from injury, Michel Therrien is sticking with Greg Pateryn and Mark Barberio on the third defensive pairing.

Puck Drop is 10:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM PST

How to watch:

Canada (English): Rogers Sportsnet East
Canada (French): RDS
Sharks Region: CS-CA
Elsewhere: Gamecentre Live, NHL Centre Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Paul Byron Alex Galchenyuk Alex Radulov
Max Pacioretty Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen David Desharnais Andrew Shaw
Phillip Danault Torrey Mitchell Brian Flynn
Left Defense
Right Defense
Alexei Emelin Shea Weber
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Mark Barberio Greg Pateryn
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Scratched: Daniel Carr, Zach Redmond

Injured: Charles Hudon (fractured sternum), Nathan Beaulieu (throat).

San Jose Sharks
Left Wing
Right Wing
Patrick Marleau Joe Thornton Joe Pavelski
Kevin Labanc Logan Couture Joel Ward
Mikkel Boedker Chris Tierney Joonas Donskoi
Michael Haley Ryan Carpenter Melker Karlsson
Left Defense
Right Defense
Paul Martin Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic Justin Braun
Brendan Dillon David Schlemko
Martin Jones
Aaron Dell


Injured: Tommy Wingels (undisclosed), Tomas Hertl (knee)