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Canadiens vs. Rangers Game Three: Game Thread, Rosters, Start Time, and How to Watch

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Can the Canadiens take command of the series in New York?

New York Rangers v Montreal Canadiens - Game Two Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

It’s time for this show to hit the road!

After a riveting and spine-tingling performance that almost burned down the Bell Centre Friday night, these two teams faceoff on a fresh sheet of ice in what until moments from now has been an ominously quiet building sitting in wait to be electrified into life.

With two games in the books, the Canadiens and Rangers are close in most categories, however, the Canadiens have the edge in all five-on-five categories except for shooting percentage, where the Canadiens are sporting a 4.35 percent success rate.

Alex Galchenyuk has been moved from the fourth line wing to center a third line between Andrew shaw and Arturri Lehkonen. Galchenyuk played 21:09 and had five shots on goal as well as an assist on the game-tying goal in Friday’s win after being moved up from the fourth line at the beginning of the second period.

Nikita Nesterov, who had another rough night in his second playoff game with the Habs, will be scratched tonight making way for Brandon Davidson to make his playoff debut.

Torrey Mitchell will also return to the lineup, in place of Andreas Martinsen, who was -10 CF in the first two games of the series.

Puck Drop is 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST

How to watch on TV:

Canada (English): CBC

Canada (French): TVA

In the USA: NBCSN, MSG

Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Gamecentre Live, NHL Centre Ice

Live stream in the USA: NBC Sports

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Alexander Radulov
Artturi Lehkonen Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Paul Byron Brian Flynn Alex Galchenyuk
Dwight King Steve Ott Michael McCarron

Defencemen

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

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Injured: Alexei Emelin (lower body)

Scratched: Brian Flynn, Michael McCarron, Nikita Nesterov, Andreas Martinsen

Forwards

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

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Robin Lehner
Chad Johnson