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Carey Price has his sights set on the top step of the Canadiens’ all-time wins podium.

Montreal Canadiens v Anaheim Ducks Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens @ Anaheim Ducks

How to watch

Start time: 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST
In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the Ducks region: Fox Sports West
Elsewhere: NHL.tv / Rogers NHL Live

The hopes that the Canadiens could pull out a win in San Jose were all but dashed at the midpoint of the opening period when a routine shot found its way into the net to put the Sharks up 2-0. Montreal did play well in the game, so while it was a disappointing loss, it shouldn’t have been a discouraging one.

Especially not with Carey Price in net this evening. The netminder will be aiming for his 29th win of the season and 315th of his NHL career, a mark no other goaltender in the franchise’s history has attained.

The thinking was to put Price in for the two games bookending the Sharks match, ones versus inferior competition when odds would be heavily stacked in Montreal’s favour. The goal was to grab at least four of the six points available on the trip, with any others from the San Jose contest being a bonus.

Despite their place near the bottom of the Western Conference, the Ducks have been enjoying a spate of good play over the past week, playing spoiler versus the Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes before forcing the St. Louis Blues into a last-minute comeback to avoid defeat. The two points aren’t a given tonight, but if the Canadiens want to maintain their place in the post-season race, they need to be taken.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jonathan Drouin Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Paul Byron Max Domi Andrew Shaw
Artturi Lehkonen Jesperi Kotkaniemi Jordan Weal
Dale Weise Nate Thompson Joel Armia

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Shea Weber
Mikey Reilly Jeff Petry
Jordie Benn Christian Folin

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Antti Niemi

Anaheim Ducks projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Jones Ryan Getzlaf Daniel Sprong
Nick Ritchie Devin Shore Jakob Silfverberg
Rickard Rakell Adam Henrique Troy Terry
Derek Grant Carter Rowney Corey Perry

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Hampus Lindholm Josh Manson
Jacob Larsson Cam Fowler
Jaycob Megna Korbinian Holzer

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
John Gibson
Ryan Miller