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Canadiens vs. Capitals: Game thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

The Canadiens enter a star-studded lineup for tonight’s game.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens take to the Bell Centre ice tonight in their second match of the pre-season, hosting the Washington Capitals in the first of back-to-back games.

Jonathan Drouin and Max Pacioretty will highlight tonight’s Canadiens lineup. The Capitals haven’t brought maky stars on the trip, but the ones who did arrive in Montreal are superstar talents. Alex Ovechkin and centreman Evgeny Kuznetsov will be taking a regular shift while the coaching staff will be monitoring a few of the less experienced players in the system.

It will be interesting to see how the pairing of Victor Mete and Shea Weber handles Ovechkin’s line should they end up on the ice together. Charles Hudon also gets a chance to build on a good stretch of performances to keep himself in the running for a roster spot.

How To Watch

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: RDS
In the Capitals region: CSN-DC
In the USA: NHL Network
Elsewhere: NHL TV

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Torrey Mitchell Brendan Gallagher
Charles Hudon Tomas Plekanec Artturi Lehkonen
Alex Galchenyuk Phillip Danault Ales Hemsky
Paul Byron Jacob de la Rose Byron Froese

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Shea Weber
Karl Alzner Jeff Petry
Mark Streit Jordie Benn

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Charlie Lindgren

Washington Capitals projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Zack Hyman Auston Matthews William Nylander
James Van Riemsdyk Tyler Bozak Mitchell Marner
Patrick Marleau Nazem Kadri Leo Komarov
Matt Martin Miro Aaltonen Connor Brown

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Morgan Rielly Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardner Nikita Zaitsev
Calle Rosen Roman Polak

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Henrik Lundqvist
Ondrej Pavelec