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Montreal Canadiens Red vs. White Scrimmage: Game thread, start time, TV schedule, and how to watch

The opening stage of training camp comes to a close with a game between Habs players before the pre-season begins.

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How to watch

Start time: 1:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM PDT
In Canada: RDS Info
Online: RDS.ca

The Montreal Canadiens have brought together the players who remain from last year with their off-season acquisitions and a handful of their top prospects for evaluation ahead of the 2018-19 season. In total, there were 67 players in Montreal vying for the 23 spots that are available for opening night, with 42 taking to the ice today.

This afternoon, the Canadiens will play their seventh annual Red vs. White Scrimmage, pitting players against one another in a slightly competitive situation. It will be a bit of a warm-up before the club starts its pre-season schedule on Monday, with the first of seven games before the official start of the new campaign.

The coaching staff has left the lines intact through the two days of drills they’ve run to this point, hoping to see a bit of chemistry develop among players who are still largely unfamiliar with one another. The newest acquisition, Nick Suzuki, has been playing a centre role between Paul Byron and Nikita Scherbak, while 2018 first-round pick Jesperi Kotkaniemi is also getting a good look in the middle between Nicolas Deslauriers and Artturi Lehkonen. A new face should be joining the team today as well, as professional tryout signee Joel Ward arrives in Montreal after being delayed.

Team White projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
92 Jonathan Drouin 13 Max Domi 40 Joel Armia
41 Paul Byron 88 Nick Suzuki 38 Nikita Scherbak
47 Kenny Agostino 63 Matthew Peca 49 Alexandre Grenier
64 Jeremiah Addison 34 Michael McCarron 77 Will Bitten

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
8 Jordie Benn 26 Jeff Petry
28 Mikey Reilly 36 Brett Lernout
61 Xavier Ouellet 76 Josh Brook
83 Cale Fleury

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
31 Carey Price
37 Antti Niemi

Team Red projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
90 Tomas Tatar 24 Phillip Danault 11 Brendan Gallagher
20 Nicolas Deslauriers 15 Jesperi Kotkaniemi 62 Artturi Lehkonen
45 Hunter Shinkaruk 25 Jacob de la Rose 54 Charles Hudon
43 Michael Chaput 22 Lukas Vejdemo 42 Byron Froese

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
53 Victor Mete 58 Noah Juulsen
27 Karl Alzner 21 David Schlemko
32 Simon Desprès 57 David Sklenička
17 Rinat Valiev

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
39 Charlie Lindgren
70 Michael McNiven