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Montreal goes for a fifth win in seven games tonight.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens did something last night that they hadn’t been doing at the first of the year: found a way to overcome some adversity.

Despite controlling the play, Montreal was down 4-2 to the Winnipeg Jets in the third period. Rather than fold, they continued to press on offence, and eventually came away with a 5-4 overtime win.

A team that couldn’t win for losing to start the season has been earning more Ws than Ls in recent games, and that’s in large part due to a change in the team’s offensive fortunes.

Last night’s breakout player was Andrew Shaw, and he would be very happy to keep the hot hand versus his former team tonight.

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST

How to watch

In Canada: Sportsnet, Sportsnet Now (English)
In the Canadiens region: RDS (French)
In the USA: NHL Network
In the Blackhawks region: NBCSCH
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Nikita Scherbak Phillip Danault Artturi Lehkonen
Alex Galchenyuk Jonathan Drouin Brendan Gallagher
Paul Byron Jacob de la Rose Logan Shaw
Nicolas Deslauriers Byron Froese Andrew Shaw

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Jordie Benn Jeff Petry
Karl Alzner Noah Juulsen
Mike Reilly David Schlemko

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Scratched: Brandon Davidson
Injured: Ales Hemsky (concussion), Charles Hudon (upper body), Carey Price (lower body), Nikita Scherbak (knee), David Schlemko (hand)

Chicago Blackhawks projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brad Marchand Riley Nash David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk David Krejci Rick Nash
Tommy Wingels David Backes Brian Gionta
Tim Schaller Sean Kuraly Noel Acciari

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Zdeno Chara Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug Kevan Miller
Nick Holden Brandon Carlo

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Scratched: Tanner Kero, Jordan Oesterle
Injured: Gustav Forsling (head), Michal Rozsival (concussion), Jordin Tootoo (upper body)