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Canadiens vs. Rangers Game Four: Game Thread, Rosters, Start Time, and Stream Link

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Can the Habs take a stranglehold of the series and return home with a 3-1 lead?

Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers - Game Three Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Following a convincing win in the third game of the series that saw the Habs outplay the Rangers by a wide margin, the two teams renew hostilities tonight at Madison Square Garden.

It’s a pivotal game for Montreal, as they can take a 3-1 series lead back to Montreal, and are poised to continue their dominance of the Rangers. The Habs came out with all cylinders firing last time around, with every line and defensive pairing efficiently both shutting down the Rangers and creating chance after chance in the offensive zone. Montreal has been better than the Rangers in almost every category; puck possession, special teams, scoring chances, you name it.

Alex Galchenyuk looked like his old self since being promoted to the third line, Alex Radulov is continuing his impressive play in the post season, and the line of Paul Byron, Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher continuously creates chances. The addition of Torrey Mitchell to the fourth line has paid off as well.

Not to mention, Artturi Lekhonen is heating up, and he's a player who hits a different gear in the playoffs. Look out for him to have an impressive outing, as the young Finn has been impressive so far.

No line up changes for the Canadiens, as the lines and defensive pairings will be the same as game three.

How to Watch

Puck drop: 7:00 pm EDT/4:00 pm PDT

Live Stream: http://www.cbc.ca/sports

In Canada: CBC (English), TVAS (French

In the United States: NBCSN, MSG

Elsewhere: NHL.tv, NHL Gamecenter

Live Stream (Canada): CBC.ca

In the USA (cable subscription required): 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

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

Injured: Alexei Emelin (lower body injury)

New York Rangers Projected Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Chris Kreider Mika Zibanejad Pavel Buchnevich
Jimmy Vesey Derek Stepan Rick Nash
J.T. Miller Kevin Hayes Mats Zuccarello
Michael Grabner Oscar Lindberg Jesper Fast

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