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Canadiens vs. Rangers: Game thread, rosters, lines (without Radulov), and how to watch

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The Habs are looking to extend their win streak in the Big Apple.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Don’t look now, but the Montreal Canadiens have got themselves a win streak going.

The Habs are winners of four in a row, with their latest win coming against P.K. Subban’s Nashville Predators. Alex Galchenyuk leads the team with five points in that stretch, followed closely by Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov (who is day-to-day with a lower-body injury), each with four apiece.

It may also be safe to say that Carey Price has found his groove to help the team win games. His .965 save percentage and the team’s 0.98 goals-against average in their last three games has been huge for the Canadiens as they finally seem to be adapting to new head coach Claude Julien’s systems. The Habs hope to extend their streak with a fifth win to further cement their top spot in the Atlantic Division.

Meanwhile, the Rangers are in fourth in the Metropolitan, sitting slightly behind Columbus and Pittsburgh. The Rangers are 3-2 in their last five games, and seem to be getting contributions from everywhere in the lineup as they have 10 different players with two points or more in that stretch.

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How to Watch:

In Canada (English): CBC
In Canada (French): TVA Sports
In the United States: MSG, NHLN-US
Everwhere else: NHL.tv/NHL GameCentre Live (Free Game!)

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Dwight King Alex Galchenyuk Artturi Lehkonen
Paul Byron Tomas Plekanec Andrew Shaw
Andreas Martinsen Steve Ott Torrey Mitchell

Defenceman

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Andrei Markov Shea Weber
Brandon Davidson Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Jordie Benn

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Injured: Alexander Radulov (lower body)
Scratched: Brandon Davidson, Brian Flynn, Michael McCarron, Nikita Nesterov

New York Rangers Projected Lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Daniel Sedin Henrik Sedin Markus Granlund
Sven Baertschi Bo Horvat Nikolay Goldobin
Brendan Gaunce Brandon Sutter Jayson Megna
Reid Boucher Michael Chaput Joseph Cramarossa

Defenceman

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Alexander Edler Troy Stecher
Luca Sbisa Christopher Tanev
Ben Hutton Alex Biega

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Henrik Lundqvist
Antti Raanta