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The Habs look to end their California trip with their second win over the Kings this season.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Make sure to catch EOTP’s Managing Editor, Marc Dumont, who will be hosting the intermission report and post-game show on TSN 690. You can listen here.

When the Montreal Canadiens beat the Los Angeles Kings on November 10, it was probably their best win of the season. They were dominant for long stretches and outshot one of the West’s playoff teams. The Habs look to recapture that form in order to end their annual California nightmare with a dream win.

No changes are expected to the Habs lineup, but they will continue forth with the four-forward setup on the power play. The lack of changes to the lineup confirms that the Habs got very lucky with Alexander Radulov after he took a high stick to the eye area against the San Jose Sharks.

On the Kings side of the coin, Jeff Carter will be playing in this game after he missed the first matchup against the Habs with an injury. Habs fans can also look forward to seeing a familiar face in goal, as former Hab Peter Budaj has been the de facto starter for the Kings since Jonathan Quick went down with an injury.

Puck Drop is 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

How to watch:

In the Canadiens region: Sportsnet East (English), RDS (French)
In the Kings region: FS-W
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Gamecentre Live, NHL Centre Ice

Projected Montreal Canadiens Lineup

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

Scratched: Daniel Carr
Injured: Nathan Beaulieu, Charles Hudon

Projected Los Angeles Kings Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Marian Gaborik Anze Kopitar Trevor Lewis
Tanner Pearson Jeff Carter Tyler Toffoli
Dustin Brown Nic Dowd Dwight King
Kyle Clifford Nick Shore Jordan Nolan
Left Defence Right Defence
Drew Doughty Derek Forbort
Jake Muzzin Alec Martinez
Matt Greene Kevin Gravel
Goalies
Peter Budaj
Jeff Zatkoff

Injured: Jonathan Quick