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The Habs look to end their road trip on a high-note in St. Louis.

St Louis Blues v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

The Habs escaped California with just two points, but find themselves poised to end their road trip with a winning record. Now 2-2-0 on this road trip, the Canadiens are in St. Louis with the task of overcoming one the NHL’s best teams, and they’ll have to do so without Alex Galchenyuk who is out indefinitely after injuring his knee in Sunday’s win over the Kings.

While how long Galchenyuk will be out remains a mystery, who will be replacing him on the top line tonight is also somewhat shrouded in secrecy. Some reports suggest that David Desharnais will start between Max Pacioretty and Alex Radulov. Desharnais had two assists in Sunday’s game, including the game-tying goal early in the third period. Michel Therrien is keeping this information to himself until close to puck-drop.

Carey Price will get the night off after starting the last seven in a row for the Habs. Price was 4-3-0 with a .926 save percentage and 2.14 goals against average in those seven starts. Al Montoya gets the net for his first start since November 18 in a 3-2 loss in Carolina.

Puck Drop is 8:00 PM EST / 11:00 PM PST

How to watch:

Canada (English): Rogers Sportsnet East
Canada (French): RDS
Blues Region: FS-MW
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Gamecentre Live, NHL Centre Ice

*Projected lines subject to change

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

Scratched: Zach Redmond

Injured: Charles Hudon (fractured sternum), Nathan Beaulieu (throat), Alex Galchenyuk (knee)

St. Louis Blues Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Robby Fabbri Paul Stastny David Perron
Jaden Schwartz Alexander Steen Vladimir Tarasenko
Jori Lehtera Patrik Berglund Nail Yakupov
Scottie Upshall Kyle Brodziak Ryan Reaves
Left Defense
Right Defense
Jay Boumeester Alex Pietrangelo
Carl Gunnarson Kevin Shattenkirk
Joel Edmundson Colton Parayko
Goaltenders
Jake Allen
Carter Hutton

Scratched:

Injured: Dmitrij Jaskin (illness), Robert Bortuzzo (lower body)