The Habs will use their fifth goalie for the season, with Charlie Lindgren getting the net tonight as part of his deal in signing with the team. The much sought after collegiate tender had a record of 30-9-1 with the St. Cloud State Huskies, posting a 2.13 goals against average and 0.925 save percentage.
The Habs fumbled again in their most recent game, falling 4-1 to the Panthers, a team that is destined to win the Atlantic Division which is something the Canadiens believed they would be doing at this time of year. With two games to go and Carey Price (as well as P.K. Subban) officially shut down, all that's left to play for is pride.
Alex Galchenyuk sits two goals shy of hitting the thirty goal mark for the first time in his career, and after going five games without a goal, Galchenyuk found the net with one his patented one-timers on Tuesday night, and can hopefully get it done two more times before the season is up. Meanwhile, Max Pacioretty has 27 goals, and if he's not too busy setting up Galchenyuk for one-timers, he'll be doing his best to reach the 30-goal mark for the fourth time in his career.
Lineup Notes: Mike Brown is back in the lineup in place of John Scott who's season is over after Tuesday's loss to the Panthers; Charlie Lindgren will make his NHL debut.
Draft Lottery Update: The Habs have the eighth best chance at 6% of drawing the first overall pick on April 30th, with the Leafs topping the chart with a 20% probability.
The puck drops at 7:00 PM EST.
How To Watch:
In Canada (French): RDS
In Canada (English): Sportsnet East
In the Hurricanes' region: FS-CR
Elsewhere: NHLN, NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice
|Max Pacioretty||Alex Galchenyuk||Brendan Gallagher|
|Lars Eller||Tomas Plekanec||Daniel Carr|
|Phillip Danault||David Desharnais||Sven Andrighetto|
|Mike Brown||Torrey Mitchell||Paul Byron|
|Andrei Markov||Greg Pateryn|
|Alexei Emelin||Ryan Johnston|
|Joel Hanley||Darren Dietz|
Scratched: Stefan Matteau, Brian Flynn
Injuries: Carey Price (lower body), P.K. Subban (neck), Nathan Beaulieu (broken thumb), Mark Baberio (concussion-like symptoms), Jeff Petry (sports hernia), Tom Gilbert(knee), Lucas Lessio (knee), Victor Bartley (lower body), Brett Lernout (upper body)
|Joakim Nordstrom||Jordan Staal||Patrick Brown|
|Jeff Skinner||Victor Rask||Riley Nash|
|Chris Terry||Elias Lindholm||Derek Ryan|
|Nathan Gerbe||Jay McClement||Brad Malone|
|Jacob Slavin||Justin Faulk|
|Noah Hanifin||Brett Pesce|
|Ron Hainsey||Ryan Murphy|
Scratched: Michal Jordan, Sergey Tolchinsky
Injuries: Philip Di Giuseppe (upper body), Andrej Nestrasil (upper body), James Wisniewski (ACL)
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