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

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The Canadiens take on the Canucks at the Bell Centre, looking to replicate the offensive success they enjoyed on December 19.

Vancouver Canucks v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens play one more game before their bye week, taking on a Vancouver Canucks team playing the second half of a back-to-back set.

Adding injury to the insult of a shootout loss at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Christopher Tanev was forced to the leave the game last night after taking a puck to the face. He will not be in the lineup tonight.

But it’s not all bad news for the Canucks, as Sven Baertschi, who has been out with a fractured jaw since early December, will be back in the lineup tonight.

The Canadiens brought Victor Mete back to the team after he won gold with Team Canada at the World Juniors, but will not play tonight’s game. Carey Price will be in net after having missed yesterday’s practice session with the flu.

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

How to watch

In Canada: Sportsnet, Sportsnet Now (English)
In the Canadiens region: RDS (French)
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, Victor Mete
Injured: Shea Weber (foot), Ales Hemsky (concussion)

Vancouver Canucks 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