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

With the trade deadline now behind them, the teams settle in for the final quarter of the season.

Montreal Canadiens v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The trade deadline has come and gone, leaving the Philadelphia Flyers relatively intact, but snatching away some of the already thin centre depth the Montreal Canadiens possessed.

For the first time in his career, Tomas Plekanec will be playing for a team other than the Canadiens tonight, as the brunt of the burden now falls on Phillip Danault, whom Marc Bergevin regards as Plekanec’s successor.

Danault, Jonathan Drouin and co. will get a test tonight in a Flyers team that has won five straight games (including one at the Habs’ expense a week ago) and is on an 11-game points streak. Containing Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek has proven difficult for the team in their two previous February meetings, and things aren’t going to get any easier with the top shutdown centre no longer in the mix.

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 USA: NBCSN
In the Flyers region: NBCSP
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: Byron Froese, Nikita Scherbak, Mike Reilly
Injured: Ales Hemsky (concussion), Carey Price (concussion), Andrew Shaw (lower-body), Shea Weber (foot)

Philadelphia Flyers 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