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The Habs look to avenge a loss in Anaheim with a win at home against the Ducks.

Montreal Canadiens v Anaheim Ducks Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Canadiens are back at the Bell Centre after putting together a gutsy 2-1 win in Washington Saturday night.

While they are back in Montreal to take on the Ducks tonight, the team did not return from Washington fully intact. Andrei Markov, who left the game Saturday night, will not play tonight and is listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury.

The burden of injury is something this team has been coping with for the last few weeks, and with Markov out of the mix, it won’t get any easier. Markov’s 19 assists is good for third-best among NHL defenseman, and he’s top ten among defensemen in points (21 points, tied for 7th).

The Ducks are coming off a win in Toronto last night. This is game five of a six-game road-trip for the Ducks, who are 2-2-0 thus far on the trip. With John Gibson starting last night, it’s likely Jonathan Bernier gets the start between the pipes tonight. Bernier is 1-8-3 against the Canadiens in his career, with a .895 save percentage and 3.24 goals against average.

How To Watch

Puck drop: 7:30PM EST / 4:30 PM PST

In Canada: Rogers Sportsnet (English), RDS (French)

In the United States: FSPT (Ducks’ Region), NHLN-US, CSN-DC

Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Gamecenter Live, NHL Center Ice

Projected Montreal Canadiens Lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Alexander Radulov
Artturi Lehkonen Tomas Plekanec Paul Byron
Sven Andrighetto Torrey Mitchell Brian Flynn
Daniel Carr Michael McCarron Chris Terry

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Alexei Emelin Shea Weber
Nathan Beaulieu Jeff Petry
Mark Barberio Zach Redmond

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Injured: Alex Galchenyuk (knee), David Desharnais (knee), Greg Pateryn (fractured ankle), Andrew Shaw (concussion), Andrei Markov (lower-body)

Scratched: Sven Andrighetto

Projected Anaheim Ducks Lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Zach Parise Eric Staal Charlie Coyle
Jason Zucker Mikko Koivu Mikael Granlund
Nino Neiderreiter Erik Haula Jason Pominville
Chris Stewart Tyler Graovac Jordan Schroeder

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ryan Suter Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin Christian Folin
Marco Scandella Matt Dumba

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Devan Dubnyk
Darcy Kuemper

Injured: Clayton Stoner (lower body), Simon Despres (concussion-like symptoms), Nic Kerdiles (concussion-like symptoms), Nate Thompson (Achilles surgery)