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Can the Habs make it three wins in a row?

With a couple of fresh faces back in the lineup tonight, the Habs are after their third win in a row, a feat they haven't accomplished since stringing together three wins at the beginning of February starting Super Bowl weekend.

Brendan Gallagher and Daniel Carr return to the lineup tonight. For Gallagher, it will be his first in twelve games since sustaining a lower body injury. For Carr, this is first game since January 25 when he sustained a knee injury that caused him to miss the next 29 games. Even though Carr has only played in 19 games this season, he has been a standout among those called up from St. John's this year, so it's exciting to have him back in the lineup.

The Panthers are chasing a franchise record for wins, currently at 43 which tied the record set in 1999-00. Roberto Luongo gets the start, as the Panthers are not messing around in securing their lead in the Atlantic Division, which right now is two points up on the Tampa Bay Lightning with as many games played.

The puck drops at 7:00 PM EST.

How To Watch:
In Canada (French): TVA Sports
In Canada (English): Sportsnet
In the Panthers' region: FS-F
Elsewhere: NHLN, NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Alex Galchenyuk Brendan Gallagher
Lars Eller Tomas Plekanec Torrey Mitchell
Paul Byron David Desharnais Sven Andrighetto
Phillip Danault Mike McCarron Daniel Carr
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov Greg Pateryn
Alexei Emelin Brent Lernout
Joel Hanley Darren Dietz
Goaltenders
Mike Condon
Charlie Lindgren

Scratched: Stefan Matteau, Mike Brown
Injuries:
Carey Price (lower body), P.K. Subban (neck), Nathan Beaulieu (broken thumb), Mark Baberio (concussion-like symptoms), Jeff Petry (sports hernia), Brian Flynn (lower body), Tom Gilbert(knee), Lucas Lessio (knee), Victor Bartley (lower body), Jacob de la Rose (undisclosed)

Florida Panthers Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Jonathan Huberdeau Aleksander Barkov Jaromir Jagr
Jussi Jokinen Nick Bjugstad Reilly Smith
Jiri Hudler Rocco Grimaldi Teddy Purcell
Quinton Howden Derek MacKenzie Shawn Thornton
Left Defense
Right Defense
Brian Campbell Aaron Ekblad
Dmitry Kulikov Erik Gudbranson
Jakub Kindl Steven Kampfer
Goaltenders
Roberto Luongo
Al Montoya

Scratched: Garrett Wilson, Greg McKegg, Alex Petrovic
Injuries: Vincent Trocheck (foot), Dave Bolland (lower body), Willie Mitchell (concussion)

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