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Canadiens @ Oilers: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

The Habs take momentum from their comeback win as they make a trek through Western Canada.

Montreal Canadiens v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens @ Edmonton Oilers

How to watch

Puck drop: 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST
In Canada: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the Oilers region: Sportsnet West
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/Rogers NHL Live

The Edmonton Oilers have been having a tough go of it of late. After losses in their last four games, surrendering at least four goals in each, they’re outside of the playoff picture yet again.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the Oilers, with a generational talent giving them the best possible foundation to build a Stanley Cup contender upon. Instead, management has been unable to fill in the rest of the pieces of the puzzle, and Connor McDavid has been left to his own devices to try to keep the club afloat.

Even he hasn’t been able to produce during the current losing streak. He was held pointless in two of those contests — a rarity for a player with back-to-back 100-point seasons — though he is still comfortably among the top 10 NHL scorers.

The Canadiens have their own centreman knocking on the door to join that elite group. Max Domi is just two points behind McDavid in the Art Ross race, thanks in large part to multi-point efforts in three of his last four games.

The conditions are ideal for both players to have big games tonight, so it should be a good one to get the Western Canadian road trip kicked off.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Jonathan Drouin Max Domi Andrew Shaw
Kenny Agostino Jesperi Kotkaniemi Artturi Lehkonen
Nicolas Deslauriers Matthew Peca Charles Hudon

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
David Schlemko Jeff Petry
Mikey Reilly Noah Juulsen
Jordie Benn Victor Mete

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Antti Niemi
Carey Price

Edmonton Oilers projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Drake Caggiula Connor McDavid Leon Draisaitl
Tobias Rieder Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Alex Chiasson
Milan Lucic Ryan Strome Ty Rattie
Jujhar Khaira Kyle Brodziak Zack Kassian

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Oscar Klefbom Adam Larsson
Darnell Nurse Matthew Benning
Kevin Gravel Kris Russell

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Cam Talbot
Mikko Koskinen