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Canadiens vs. Flames: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

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The Habs start their Alberta series with a date in Calgary.

Calgary Flames v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

A road trip that began with the outdoor game in Ottawa continues tonight for the Montreal Canadiens, with a third straight visit with a Canadian team.

Tonight’s host is the Calgary Flames, who are locked in a playoff battle in the Pacific Division that will be hotly contested over the remainder of the season. The Flames fell from the third seed in the division to 10th place in the conference with unfavourable results last night, and will be hoping to match the other teams’ performances with a victory tonight.

The Canadiens are coming off a 7-5 win, and will hope the offence can be just as dynamic as it was on Tuesday night. The team is still waiting for Max Pacioretty to get going, but the team received contributions from just about everyone else in their previous game. It should give the team a shot of confidence that they’ll try to carry through what is usually a difficult holiday road trip.

Puck drop is at 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSNGO (English), RDS (French)
In the Flames region: Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Now
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: Jacob de la Rose, Brett Lernout
Injured: Shea Weber, Ales Hemsky, Artturi Lehkonen, Al Montoya

Calgary Flames 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