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

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Now within view of a playoff spot, the Canadiens need to navigate their way past a dangerous team from New York.

New York Islanders v Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Islanders

How to watch

Start time: 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the Islanders region: MSG+
Elsewhere: NHL.tv / Rogers NHL Live

The home team was the far better side when the Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders met last Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum. Despite that, the game finished in just a 2-1 score as the Islanders were repelled by Carey Price in a game that could have easily been a blowout.

Montreal will hope that they’ll get such a lopsided home-ice advantage this evening, but having a sound structural approach will help them be more a part of the action.

Even if they can shift the momentum in their favour, the Habs shouldn’t expect an offensive output any higher than the Islanders had a week ago. The Metropolitan team is currently set to have its tandem of goaltenders claim the Jennings Trophy at the end of the year for allowing the fewest goals. It has been a surprising season for a team that ranked at the bottom in that category last year.

The Islanders are set to claim a playoff spot should they be able to hold their form over the final stretch. If Montreal is to join them in that second season, they’ll need a good effort and a great result in front of their home fans tonight.

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 Andrew Shaw
Jonathan Drouin Jesperi Kotkaniemi Joel Armia
Paul Byron Nate Thompson Jordan Weal

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Shea Weber
Brett Kulak Jeff Petry
Jordie Benn Christian Folin

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Antti Niemi

New York Islanders projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Anders Lee Mathew Barzal Jordan Eberle
Josh Bailey Brock Nelson Andrew Ladd
Anthony Beauvillier Tanner Fritz Leo Komarov
Matt Martin Casey Cizikas Cal Clutterbuck

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Adam Pelech Ryan Pulock
Nick Leddy Scott Mayfield
Thomas Hickey Devon Toews

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Thomas Greiss
Robin Lehner