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

The Habs return from the holiday break hoping to not suffer from too much turkey slowing them down.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens are continuing on with their uneven season as they play the Carolina Hurricanes in their first game back from the holiday break. The Canadiens last game was a disastrous one against the Edmonton Oilers. They are looking to get back into the win column tonight.

They will be doing so with Shea Weber who is still nursing a broken foot and David Schlemko is out with illness. Al Montoya and Ales Hemsky are also still out with a concussion as well. Outside of that, the Habs are fairly healthy. However, Claude Julien mentioned that the final lineup is up in the air as a flu bug is going around the locker room.

Their last game was a thorough 4-1 loss to the Oilers where Connor McDavid was dominant. Antti Niemi was the goalie that night, but expect Carey Price to be in net tonight. As for Carolina, they do not have a consistent starting goalie and much like previous seasons they are struggling to score and saves while outplaying the opposition.

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

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Jonathan Drouin Paul Byron
Alex Galchenyuk Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Artturi Lehkonen Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Nicolas Deslauriers Byron Froese Daniel Carr

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Karl Alzner Jeff Petry
Jordie Benn Jakub Jerabek
Joe Morrow Brett Lernout

Goalies

Goaltenders
Carey Price
Antti Niemi

Carolina Hurricanes Projected Lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Sebastian Aho Jordan Staal Teuvo Teravainen
Jeff Skinner Viktor Rask Elias Lindholm
Brock McGinn Derek Ryan Justin Williams
Joakim Nordstrom Marcus Kruger Phillip Di Giuseppe

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Jaccob Slavin Brett Pesce
Klas Dahlbeck Justin Faulk
Noah Hanifin Trevor Van Riemsdyk

Goalies

Goaltenders
Cam Ward
Scott Darling