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Montreal looks for a bounce-back effort against a team that trounced them earlier this season.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Minnesota Wild Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens vs. Minnesota Wild

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 Wild region: FS-N
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/Rogers NHL Live

Early on in 2019, the Canadiens have shown two very different sides to their game. Now heading into their third, the Habs are looking to regain the form that allowed them to be one of the better teams in the NHL in December.

Against the Minnesota Wild, they face a team that has had some consistency issues, but also shown resilience and the ability to win in a tough Central Division. They’re in a similar position to Montreal, as the jockeying for wild-card spots continues. Minnesota sits two points back of Anaheim for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

The last time the Canadiens faced the Wild, it was an ugly 7-1 affair that the Canadiens will hope to put far behind them considering the position they’re currently in. A bounce-back effort following the loss to the Nashville Predators is in order, as well, so there’s plenty of reason for the Habs to be ready for tonight’s contest.

Carey Price is back in goal tonight, and with the news that he will not be participating in this year’s All-Star Game, it’ll be interesting to see how the Habs deploy him after tonight with a lengthy recovery period approaching before the post-season.

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 Paul Byron
Artturi Lehkonen Jesperi Kotkaniemi Joel Armia
Nicolas Deslauriers Michael Chaput Kenny Agostino

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

Minnesota Wild projected lineup

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Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jordan Greenway Eric Staal Mikael Granlund
Zach Parise Charlie Coyle Luke Kunin
Jason Zucker Mikko Koivu Nino Niederreiter
Marcus Foligno Eric Fehr J.T. Brown

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ryan Suter Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin Greg Pateryn
Nick Seeler Nate Prosser

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Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Devan Dubnyk
Alex Stalock