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The Habs are looking to get back into the win column in sunny California.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at San Jose Sharks John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens are going into San Jose on a cold streak, although they did manage to push the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs to overtime last Saturday. They are facing the 1-3 San Jose Sharks who have also picked up their only win against the Buffalo Sabres.

For the first time since he made the NHL, Patrick Marleau is not a Shark, and therefore the Canadiens will not have to worry about him on the attack. However, the Sharks still have some intriguing depth like youngster Timo Meier on the third line.

On the Habs’ side of the matchup, Alex Galchenyuk is still on the fourth line and Artturi Lehkonen has been moved up to the first line with Jonathan Drouin and Max Pacioretty.

On defence, Joe Morrow is making his season debut in place of the struggling Jordie Benn. Morrow will play alongside Brandon Davidson on the third pair.

As always, Carey Price is the starting goalie tonight. He is looking for his second win of the season.

Puck drop is at 10:30 PM EDT / 7:30 PM PDT

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSNGO (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBCSN (stream)
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Game Centre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Jonathan Drouin Alex Galchenyuk
Artturi Lehkonen Tomas Plekanec Ales Hemsky
Paul Byron Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Charles Hudon Jacob de la Rose Brendan Gallagher

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Shea Weber
Karl Alzner Jeff Petry
Joe Morrow Jordie Benn

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

San Jose Sharks 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