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

Habs will face off against a Devils team led by Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier.

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Galchenyuk will be back on the ice for the Montreal Canadiens tonight as the team takes on the New Jersey Devils at the Bell Centre.

Torrey Mitchell will continue trying to re-establish his foothold on the Habs’ fourth line by centring a line flanked by Daniel Carr and Antoine Waked. Andrew Shaw is currently out with a neck injury that hopefully is not related to previous concussion issues.

After looking good in his first game, Daniel Audette will be have an NHL linemate to work with tonight, getting Paul Byron on his left wing to complement his playmaking skills.

Notable names for the Devils include Taylor Hall, off-season free agent acquisition Will Butcher, and 2017 first-overall selection Nico Hischier. They wll provide a good test for the handful of Habs defencemen who are still trying to secure a roster spot for the season.

This will be the third pre-season game for the Canadiens, who lost the first two to the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals, respectively. The team will trying to get a win tonight before heading out on the road for the next two games.

How To Watch

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: RDS, TSN2, TSN Go
Elsewhere: NHL TV

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


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

Carey Price
Charlie Lindgren

New Jersey Devils projected lineup


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


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


Henrik Lundqvist
Ondrej Pavelec