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The Habs look to win consecutive games at home.

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens are searching for a third win in four games tonight when they host the Carolina Hurricanes. It will be the final match before the All-Star break, and the last game at home until their Super Bowl matinee weekend on February 3 and 4.

Carey Price gets the start in net after carrying a shutout into the third period of the previous game versus the Colorado Avalanche. He has a chance to climb up the all-time wins leaderboard before heading to Tampa Bay to participate in the All-Star festivities.

Paul Byron has a personal five-game points streak to try to maintain, performing very well in his new role of centreman.

For the Canadiens to get the win, they will have to handle what has been a very effective power play for the Hurricanes of late. The good news is that the Habs’ penalty kill has been substantially better than it was to end the month of December, so that should be a good special teams battle to watch for tonight.

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

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN GO (English), RDS (French)
In the Hurricanes region: FS-SE
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)

Carolina Hurricanes 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