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

The banged-up Bruins are in town looking to scrape out a win.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: Sportsnet, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the Bruins region: NESN
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/Rogers NHL Live

The Canadiens are right back at it after an overtime game yesterday afternoon. While they didn’t come away with the win, there were some encouraging performances, most notably from a tweaked fourth line of Nicolas Deslauriers, Michael Chaput, and Kenny Agostino, along with Brett Kulak who was making his Canadiens debut.

Julien was happy with the effort from nearly all involved, it seems. Despite the loss, he’s leaving his defence corps intact for tonight’s meeting with the Bruins, and inserting Carey Price for the home half of a back-to-back.

Up front, Matthew Peca, who wasn’t able to have much of an impact despite a promotion to the Finnish Line, will sit out in favour of Charles Hudon, who will be hoping to have some success with his skilled linemates.

An injured Bruins team will send Tuukka Rask out to face the Canadiens as they look to stay ahead of Montreal in the Atlantic Division standings. The netminder is looking to regain his form after losing the starter’s role to Jaroslav Halak. After having his points streak snapped yesterday in Buffalo, Max Domi will be doing his best to ensure the netminder doesn’t get comfortable in enemy territory.

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
Charles Hudon Jesperi Kotkaniemi Artturi Lehkonen
Nicolas Deslauriers Michael Chaput Kenny Agostino

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Jordie Benn Jeff Petry
Brett Kulak David Schlemko
Karl Alzner Victor Mete

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Antti Niemi

Boston Bruins projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brad Marchand Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson David Pastrnak
Danton Heinen David Krejci Jake DeBrusk
Chris Wagner Sean Kuraly David Backes
Joakim Nordstrom Colby Cave Noel Acciari

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Matt Grzelcyk Kevan Miller
Torey Krug John Moore
Jeremy Lauzon Connor Clifton

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Tuukka Rask
Jaroslav Halak