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

The Habs will look for all four lines to contribute against Edmonton.

Edmonton Oilers v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

The Montréal Canadiens don't have much time to dwell on the loss in their last game, as the Edmonton Oilers were already in town waiting to play on Sunday before that game even got under way.

They might be without Phillip Danault, who left the third period on Saturday with an apparent upper-body injury. He is likely to be a game-time decision, and if he is unable to play, David Desharnais will likely take his place into the lineup. This could be a good opportunity to put Alex Galchenyuk on the top line, to see if he could get going offensively.

This will be the first time that the Canadiens face Connor McDavid and the Oilers this season. The Oilers are coming into the game with a three-game losing streak, so the Habs should be ready for a high-flying team with plenty of energy to come at them. The Canadiens' key to victory will be to apply continuous pressure in the Oilers zone, preventing the opposing attack from having the puck for too long.

Puck drop is at 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

How to watch

In Canada: Sportsnet (English), RDS (French)
Elsewhere: Gamecentre Live, NHL Centre Ice

Montréal Canadiens projected lineup


Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Jonathan Drouin Alex Galchenyuk
Artturi Lehkonen Tomas Plekanec Ales Hemsky
Paul Byron Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Charles Hudon Jacob de la Rose Brendan Gallagher


Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Shea Weber
Karl Alzner Jeff Petry
Joe Morrow Jordie Benn


Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Injured: Brendan Gallagher (fractured hand)

Scratched: Brian Flynn, Greg Pateryn

Edmonton Oilers projected lineup


Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Evander Kane Jack Eichel Jason Pominville
Benoit Pouliot Ryan O'Reilly Kyle Okposo
Zemgus Girgensons Sam Reinhart Seth Griffith
Johan Larsson Jacob Josefson Jordan Nolan

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Nathan Beaulieu Rasmus Ristolainen
Marco Scandella Matt Tennyson
Jake McCabe Viktor Antipin

Robin Lehner
Chad Johnson