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Montreal hopes the new lines click in time to best the Bruins.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins

How to watch

Start time: 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the US: NBCSN
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/Rogers NHL Live

It will be Tuukka Rask versus Carey Price at TD Garden tonight as the Bruins host the Canadiens. Both netminders are responding well after early-season struggles that saw the teams’ backups turned to starters for a brief period, but are once again the main men for their squads, leading the charge to a post-season berth.

Rask has the benefit of one of the league’s top defensive formations in front of him, though with Shea Weber back in the mix, Price’s hasn’t been too shabby, either. In the 22 games since the captain’s return, the Habs have given up more than three goals six times, and fewer than three in 13 of them. The change in defensive fortunes has allowed the Canadiens to remain in the hunt despite an offence that has gone cold.

Deploying the newly formed lines for their second game will hopefully yield some results for Montreal, both at 5-on-5 and perhaps even on the power play. It doesn’t matter how many goals you allow if you can’t score any yourself. With the last meeting of the regular season between these rivals, the players will all be eager to have the confidence from a win to carry them forward.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jonathan Drouin Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen Max Domi Joel Armia
Tomas Tatar Jesperi Kotkaniemi Paul Byron
Kenny Agostino Michael Chaput Nicolas Deslauriers

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Shea Weber
Mikey Reilly Jeff Petry
Brett Kulak Jordie Benn

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Antti Niemi

Boston Bruins projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk David Krejci David Backes
Sean Kuraly Noel Acciari Chis Wagner
Danton Heinen Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson Ryan Donato

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Zdeno Chara Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk Kevan Miller

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Tuukka Rask
Jaroslav Halak