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The Habs play a game, and it’s not against the Boston Bruins. (That happens tomorrow.)

NHL: Preseason-Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens are in Washington tonight to face the Capitals before returning home for a game tomorrow night. The Habs have lost three games in a row heading into Capital One Arena.

The Capitals are playing the second half of a back-to-back tonight after losing in overtime to the New Jersey Devils last night.

Logan Shaw will make his Canadiens debut, playing on the fourth line alongside Jacob de la Rose and Byron Froese.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST

How to watch

In Canada: TSN2, TSN GO (English), RDS (French)
In the US: NHL Network
In the Capitals region: NBCSWA
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, Joe Morrow
Injured: Shea Weber (foot), Ales Hemsky (concussion), Andrew Shaw (lower-body), Phillip Danault (concussion)

Washington Capitals 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