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The Canadiens welcome the Blue Jackets for a match at the Bell Centre.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Columbus Blue Jackets Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

The Habs are hoping to bring their recent success home with them as they welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to town.

The Habs have played well recently winning their last two games, both of which needed extra time to split the score. The Canadiens stumbled a bit to start the second Julien era, but have improved their record to 3-2 since hiring the new coach. One thing the Habs have had in this stretch is top-line production from their big guns. In the last five games Max Pacioretty leads the team with five points and three goals while Galchenyuk, Radulov, and Weber each have four points.

New acquisition Jordie Benn will make his debut for the Habs tonight, you can read more on his numbers here as EOTP writer Juan Morales gives instant analysis on the move. The acquisition helps bolster the Canadiens’ defensive group with a reliable option moving forward.

Carey Price had the day off yesterday but resumes his duties tonight in net against the Blue Jackets.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST

How to Watch:

In Canada (English): SNE
In Canada (French): RDS
In the United States: FS-O
Everywhere else: NHL.tv/NHL Gamecenter Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Alexander Radulov
Artturi Lehkonen Alex Galchenyuk Brendan Gallagher
Paul Byron Tomas Plekanec Andrew Shaw
Brian Flynn Michael McCarron Torrey Mitchell

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Andrei Markov Shea Weber
Alexei Emelin Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Jordie Benn

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Scratched: Sven Andrighetto, Nikita Nesterov, David Desharnais

Columbus Blue Jackets Projected Lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Nick Foligno Alexander Wennberg Oliver Bjorkstrand
Scott Hartnell Sam Gagner Brandon Saad
Markus Hannikainen William Karlsson Josh Anderson

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Markus Nutivaara

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo