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

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Montreal needs to get a win on the board on home ice.

Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the Bruins region: NESN
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live

The Montreal Canadiens have lost four in a row, and it’s time for that streak to end. Having such a sequence in a season is never helpful for a team aiming to qualify for the post-season, and this particular one saw the Canadiens develop some bad habits versus some bad teams.

That will have to be nipped in the bud with a true contender on the docket this evening. It’s not a true indication of the level of the teams with players on both sides missing it with injury, but it’s a good test of the depth of both franchises just over a quarter of the way through the year.

The Bruins’ top line is somewhat less threatening without Patrice Bergeron, though David Krejci is no slouch, either. Jonathan Drouin’s creativity is missed, but Nick Suzuki has risen to a high level of play to help compensate. So while the team’s aren’t at 100%, they’re still able to operate at a high capacity.

It’s Carey Price against his old tandem partner, Jaroslav Halak, in tonight’s game, and that will force both netminders to be on their game. It should be another good instalment of the always entertaining rivalry.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen Max Domi Nick Suzuki
Charles Hudon Jesperi Kotkaniemi Joel Armia
Nick Cousins Nate Thompson Jordan Weal

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Shea Weber
Victor Mete Jeff Petry
Mikey Reilly Cale Fleury

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Keith Kinkaid

Injured: Paul Byron, Jonathan Drouin
Scratched: Christian Folin, Brett Kulak

Boston Bruins projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brad Marchand David Krejci David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk Jack Studnicka Charlie Coyle
Anders Bjork Sean Kuraly Danton Heinen
Joakim Nordstrom Par Lindholm Chris Wagner

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Zdeno Chara Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk Connor Clifton

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Jaroslav Halak
Tuukka Rask