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Canadiens vs. Predators: Game Thread, Roster, Lines, and How to Watch

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P.K. Subban makes his return to Montreal tonight for the first time since the trade that sent him to Nashville.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Columbus Blue Jackets Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

This one needs no introduction.

P.K. Subban is coming back on Bell Centre ice. A man who is still beloved by many in the city of Montreal will try his best to beat their favorite team. The Canadiens however, will try to welcome the new additions to the team as they get set for tonight’s game.

The Canadiens were a busy team on deadline day. They acquired forwards Steve Ott, Andreas Martinsen, and Dwight King to help bring bodies and size to a team that hopes to extend their season into a deep playoff run. Of these three players, Dwight King will be the only one to make his roster debut tonight.

The team itself has managed to put up three wins in a row, all of which came in extra-time. Carey Price put on a goaltending clinic in their last performance against Columbus, stopping all 26 shots he faced for the shutout. The group played well, and after having Max Pacioretty’s goal disallowed, their patience finally paid dividends when Alex Galchenyuk put the puck past Sergei Bobrovsky in overtime to seal the shutout win.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST.

How to Watch:

In Canada (English): SN

In Canada (French): RDS

In the United States: FS-TN

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
Dwight King 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: Steve Ott, Andreas Martinsen, Brian Flynn, Brandon Davidson, Nikita Nesterov

Nashville Predators Projected Lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Filip Forsberg Ryan Johansen Viktor Arvidsson
Colin Wilson Calle Jarnkrok James Neal
Kevin Fiala Mike Fisher Craig Smith
Cody McLeod Vernon Fiddler Austin Watson

Defenceman

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Roman Josi Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm P.K. Subban
Matt Irwin Yannick Weber

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Ryan Miller
Richard Bachman