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

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The Canadiens and Bruins meet up for the third time this season.

Montreal Canadiens Vs Boston Bruins At TD Garden Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins

How to watch

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

The Canadiens played a better game on Saturday afternoon, by they were still undone by some of the same issues that have led to their seven-game losing streak. There were fewer turnovers, and very few odd-man rushes, which is at least an encouraging sign.

They need to play a perfect game if they want to defeat the Bruins, and make up for an 8-1 loss earlier in the week. That will require a great performance from everyone involved.

Montreal’s defence is a bit compromised today with the loss of Victor Mete in yesterday’s game. Brett Kulak draws in in his absence as the Habs hopes to hold together well enough to keep the Bruins at bay. Boston is still without Patrice Bergeron, which evens the playing field somewhat, but the result likely comes down to the play of the defencemen and goaltenders.

To that end, it’s up to Carey Price to plug the holes his makeshift defence is bound to have. It’s a chance for him to put a difficult month of November behind him and start fresh for the final two-thirds of the season.

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
Nick Cousins Jesperi Kotkaniemi Joel Armia
Charles Hudon Nate Thompson Jordan Weal

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Shea Weber
Brett Kulak Jeff Petry
Gustav Olofsson Cale Fleury

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Keith Kinkaid

Injured: Paul Byron, Jonathan Drouin, Victor Mete
Scratched: Mike Reilly

Boston Bruins projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Brad Marchand David Krejci David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk Charlie Coyle Danton Heinen
Anders Bjork Sean Kuraly David Backes
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
Tuukka Rask
Jaroslav Halak