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Canadiens vs. Bruins: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

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The Canadiens and Bruins will be seeing a lot of each other, with their first of three games in quick succession going tonight.

Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins both enjoyed some time away from the game, having their bye weeks overlap over the last few days. Things ramp back up for the teams in a hurry, with three games versus each other over the next eight days.

The Canadiens had won two games in a row prior to the break, with one being an impressive showing in a clash with the league-best Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins had a three-game winning streak broken in an overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last game of action, though it did allow them to extend their point streak to 11 games.

Boston has been scoring at will recently, recording at least five goals six times during that span, and hitting the net 22 times in their last four contests.

If the Habs are going to come out of tonight’s game with a win, they will need both a strong defensive showing and the newly tweaked lines to find success immediately.

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST

How to watch

In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, Sportsnet Now (English), , TVA Sports (French)
In the US: NHL Network
In the Bruins region: NESN
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Nikita Scherbak Phillip Danault Artturi Lehkonen
Alex Galchenyuk Jonathan Drouin Brendan Gallagher
Paul Byron Jacob de la Rose Logan Shaw
Nicolas Deslauriers Byron Froese Andrew Shaw

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Jordie Benn Jeff Petry
Karl Alzner Noah Juulsen
Mike Reilly David Schlemko

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Scratched: Daniel Carr, Byron Froese, Joe Morrow
Injured: Shea Weber (foot), Ales Hemsky (concussion)

Boston Bruins projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brad Marchand Riley Nash David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk David Krejci Rick Nash
Tommy Wingels David Backes Brian Gionta
Tim Schaller Sean Kuraly Noel Acciari

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Zdeno Chara Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug Kevan Miller
Nick Holden Brandon Carlo

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin