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After an emotional victory in Toronto, the Habs look to improve against the Devils

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Following an important victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, the Montreal Canadiens look to end a tumultuous February on a winning note, with two very critical back-to-back games. The race in the Atlantic is close, as Montreal holds only a two-point lead over Ottawa for top spot.

The Canadiens will not have any changes in the lineup tonight, as they will keep the same lineup that won them their last game. These next two games will also be a good chance for Marc Bergevin to evaluate the squad before Wednesday’s trade deadline. Alex Galchenyuk will be one of the most important players for the Habs in this final stretch, especially after a two-point outing versus Toronto.

New Jersey, on the other hand, is currently sitting third-last in the Eastern Conference. They sit 28th in the league in goals for per game; and it shows, as their most productive player is Kyle Palmieri with 18.

Cory Schneider will get the start tonight for the Devils. He allowed four goals on 40 shots in their previous loss against the Rangers on Saturday. Al Montoya will start for Montreal.

How to watch

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

In Canada: SNE (English), RDS (French)

In the United States: MSG+

Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Gamecenter Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Alexander Radulov
Artturi Lehkonen Alex Galchenyuk Brendan Gallagher
Paul Byron Tomas Plekanec Andrew Shaw
Sven Andrighetto David Desharnais Torrey Mitchell
Left Defence Right Defence
Andrei Markov Shea Weber
Alexei Emelin Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Nikita Nesterov
Goaltenders
Al Montoya
Carey Price

Scratched: Brian Flynn, Greg Pateryn

New Jersey Devils Projected Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Taylor Hall Travis Zajac Kyle Palmieri
Beau Bennett Adam Henrique Joseph Blandisi
Michael Cammalleri Jacob Josefson Stefan Noesen
Miles Wood Blake Coleman Devante Smith-Pelly
Left Defence Right Defence
Andy Greene Ben Lovejoy
Jon Merrill Steven Santini
John Moore Damon Severson
Goaltenders
Cory Schneider
Keith Kinkaid