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

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With their fate seal, the Canadiens hit the ice for one final time.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NHL Network
Elsewhere: NHL.tv / Rogers NHL Live

It’s disappointing to see the Montreal Canadiens’ season come to an end before all the games are even played, but that’s what happened with last night’s victory by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The good news is that the 2019-20 season essentially begins right now, and that comes with the first NHL game for Ryan Poehling tonight, on home ice, against the rival Toronto Maple Leafs.

Poehling is just one of the prospects in the system ready to try his hand at the top level, with others like Cale Fleury, Lukas Vejdemo, Josh Brook, and Nick Suzuki all primed to get proper looks at training camp in the fall.

The game is still worth two points in the standings, and Montreal will be wanting to send a message to their opponent that they’ll be a much improved club when they meet again in six months’ time. Despite the fact that they were just eliminated last night, expect a resilient group on home ice determined to see out the season the only way they know how.

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
Nicolas Deslauriers Ryan Poehling 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
Charlie Lindgren
Carey Price

Toronto Maple Leafs projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Zach Hyman John Tavares Mitch Marner
Patrick Marleau Auston Matthews Kasperi Kapanen
Andreas Johnsson William Nylander Connor Brown
Tyler Ennis Frederik Gauthier Trevor Moore

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Morgan Rielly Martin Marincin
Jake Gardiner Igor Ozhiganov
Calle Rosen Justin Holl

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Frederik Andersen
Michael Hutchinson