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The Habs won't have Jonathan Drouin as they host the reeling Flames at the Bell Centre

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Calgary Flames Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens look to return to their winning ways tonight as they host the Calgary Flames at the Bell Centre. The Habs had a five-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday, following a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Jonathan Drouin won't be in the lineup for the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge tonight.

The forward took part in an optional skate this morning but the Canadiens will rest him for tonight's game. He's missed the last three games with a lower-body injury and has also been coping with a virus over the last few days.

The Habs will start Carey Price for the seventh straight time since being sidelined due to injury.

The Flames will be without Matthew Tkachuk, who will be suspended a game for spearing a player from the bench in last night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. If you're planning on seeing the ageless wonder that is Jaromir Jagr, he is a game-time decision for the Flames tonight as he's dealing with a lower-body injury. Finally, the Flames will start David Rittich in net.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST

How to watch

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

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Alex Galchenyuk Jacob de la Rose Paul Byron
Charles Hudon Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Nicolas Deslauriers Byron Froese Daniel Carr

Defensemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Jordie Benn Shea Weber
Karl Alzner Jeff Petry
Jakub Jerabek David Schlemko

Goalies

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Antti Niemi

Calgary Flames projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan Michael Ferland
Troy Brouwer Mikael Backlund Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett Mark Jankowski Garnet Hathaway
Freddie Hamilton Matt Stajan Curtis Lazar

Defensemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Mark Giordano Dougie Hamilton
TJ Brodie Travis Hamonic
Brett Kulak Michael Stone

Goalies

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
David Rittich
Mike Smith