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Canadiens vs. Hurricanes Game Thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

Fresh off the heels of a big win, the Habs try to make it two in a row against the Hurricanes.

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The Habs won big time yesterday. It was the kind of win that reminds you of how good it feels to be on the winning side, to hear the horn when the goals go in. It gets you thinking: we can do this. All the best then that the Canadiens are back on the ice so quickly, with a chance to capture another two points.

The Habs sit four points back of eighth place, and would draw even in the standings with the tenth place Hurricanes with a win today. This is game number 54 for the Habs, which is the most amount of games played among the teams on the playoff bubble.

The Canadiens can make it even harder on their fans to decide what fate to hope for with another win today. It's hard to hope for the longer-term solution, when winning is such a good feeling, and who knows what team will show up today. The Habs looked like a completely different team yesterday, which was mainly due to Ben Scrivens' excellent performance which allowed the Habs to open up and play with confidence.

The Hurricanes have won eight of their past twelve games and are on an upswing that has seen them rise from the bottom rungs of the Eastern Conference to potential playoff contestant. The Canes are led by Jeff Skinner who has 18 goals on the year. The Canes are another team with a defenseman leading way in points, with Justin Faulk atop the Canes' points leaderboard with 39 points.

Line-up notes: No changes today. Ben Scrivens starts again after a very solid performance yesterday.

The puck drops at 2:30 PM EST.

How To Watch:

In Canada (French): RDS
In Canada (English): Sportsnet
In the Hurricanes region: FS-South
Elsewhere: NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Dale Weise
Alex Galchenyuk Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Tomas Fleischmann Lars Eller Sven Andrighetto
Brian Flynn Torrey Mitchell Devante Smith-Pelly
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin Jeff Petry
Mark Barberio Alexei Emelin
Ben Scrivens
Mike Condon

Scratched: Greg Pateryn,  Nathan Beaulieu
Carey Price (lower body) Paul Byron (upper body), Daniel Carr (lower body), Lucas Lessio (lower body)

Carolina Hurricanes Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Kris Versteeg Eric Staal Elias Lindholm
Andrej Nestrasil Jordan Staal Joakim Nordstrom
Jeff Skinner Victor Rask Phillip Di Giuseppe
Nathan Gerbe Jay McClement Riley Nash
Left Defense
Right Defense
Ron Hainsey Justin Faulk
John Michael Liles Jacob Slavin
Noah Hanifin Michal Jordan
Cam Ward
Eddie Lack

Scratched: Brad Malone, Ryan Murphy, Chris Terry
Injuries: Brett Pesce (lower body), James Wisniewski (knee)

Check out the enemy over at Canes Country.