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

Will the Habs veterans step up with nine games remaining?

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Since Alex Galchenyuk has cooled down over the past couple of games, the Habs' offense has gone completely missing. With injuries piled up so much you might get one yourself reading the list, it's fair to say the Habs are done for the season, nine games to go, and nothing left to do but play out the nine remaining games.

That said, there are a number of players with more on their minds than just coasting through to the end of the season. Michael McCarron scored his first career NHL goal Sunday night - the Habs' only goal of the weekend - and showed his excitement for the accomplishment, a happiness this team has rarely been privy to over the month of March where the Habs have just three wins (3-6-1).

The Ducks are two wins back of the Pacific Division lead currently held by the Los Angeles Kings at 93 points. The Ducks' turnaround has been a major topic of focus of late, as the Ducks appear poised to make some noise in the playoffs after starting the season with a 1-7-2 record.

Lineup notes: The roster for tonight's game remains the same as Sunday's loss the to Flames, with a few minor tweaks to the third and fourth line; Mike Condon gets the start after allow four goals on 35 shots; this will be Mike Condon's 45th start of the season.

The puck drops at 7:30 PM EDT.

How To Watch:

In Canada (French): RDS
In Canada (English): Sportsnet East
In the Ducks' region: FS-SD
Elsewhere: NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice, NHL.TV

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Alex Galchenyuk Paul Byron
Lars Eller Tomas Plekanec Torrey Mitchell
Stefan Matteau Michael McCarron Phillip Danault
Lucas Lessio Jacob de la Rose Mike Brown
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Nathan Beaulieu Greg Pateryn
Joel Hanley

Darren Dietz

Mike Condon
Ben Scrivens

Scratched: None
Injuries: Carey Price (lower body),  Daniel Carr (lower body), Jeff Petry (lower body), Brian Flynn (lower body), David Desharnais (broken foot), Tom Gilbert (lower body), Brendan Gallagher (lower body), P.K. Subban (neck), Mark Barberio (concussion-like symptoms), Victor Bartley (lower body), Sven Andrighetto (upper body)

Anaheim Ducks Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Brandon Pirri

Ryan Getzlaf

Corey Perry
Jamie McGinn Rickard Rakell Mike Santorelli
Andrew Cogliano Ryan Kesler Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie Shaw Horcoff Ryan Garbutt
Left Defense
Right Defense
Cam Fowler Simon Despres
Hampus Lindholm Josh Manson
Korbinian Holzer Kevin Bieksa
John Gibson
Frederik Andersen

Scratched: Clayton Stoner
Injuries: David Perron (shoulder), Chris Stewart (jaw), Sami Vatanen (upper body), Nate Thompson (lower body)

Check out the enemy over at Anaheim Calling.