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The Habs look to get back into the win column after a tough weekend.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Washington Capitals Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens are looking to bounce back after two games this weekend where they struggled to score goals. The solution to this goal-scoring drought might come in a turn of luck, but it could also come from the defence getting more involved in the play offensively.

The Blackhawks played last night in Toronto where the Leafs had a comeback win. This means that while the Hawks might be tired, they could also be angry and want to take it out on the Habs.

Based on Claude Julien’s comments this morning, he wants the team to start creating their own luck by getting to the net. He doesn’t mean just bodies to the net, but to cut inside rather than outside once in the zone. Putting themselves in better scoring positions and making life harder for the goaltender are two ways the Canadiens can put luck into their own hands.

The only lineup change from Sunday is that Ales Hemsky will return to the Habs fourth line. Jacob de la Rose will sit.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT

How to watch

In Canada: TSN2 (English/Habs region), RDS (French)

In the United States: NBCSN

Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Game Centre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Jonathan Drouin Brendan Gallagher
Charles Hudon Tomas Plekanec Artturi Lehkonen
Alex Galchenyuk Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Paul Byron Torrey Mitchell Ales Hemsky
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Shea Weber
Karl Alzner Jeff Petry
Jordie Benn Brandon Davidson
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Chicago Blackhawks projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Andrew Cogliano Rickard Rackell Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie Antoine Vermette Corey Perry
Chris Wagner Derek Grant Logan Shaw
Nicolas Kerdiles Dennis Rasmussen Derek Boll

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Cam Fowler Josh Manson
Francois Beauchemin Brandon Montour
Jaycob Megna Kevin Bieksa

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
John Gibson
Reto Berra