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

The Canadiens are in New Brunswick as part of Hockeyville celebrations.

Florida Panthers v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens vs. Florida Panthers

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM ADT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet One, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the US: NHL Network
Elsewhere: NHL.tv / NHL Live

The Canadiens have landed in New Brunswick to take on the Florida Panthers in the NHL’s annual Hockeyville game. There is a good number of depth players on tonight’s roster, as you’d expect for such a pre-season excursion, but there are plenty of recognizable names as well.

Jonathan Drouin will play his second consecutive game in what has been an encouraging training camp so far. He takes Brendan Gallagher’s place on the team’s top trio that will feature Tomas Tatar and Phillip Danault.

It’s also a second straight outing for Charles Hudon, tonight getting to play with Jesperi Kotkaniemi after putting in good work alongside Nick Suzuki and Jordan Weal in previous action.

Cale Fleury will get his chance to follow up a very good match versus New Jersey on Monday. Jeff Petry and Ben Chiarot will take the brunt of the work versus the squad the Panthers have sent North.

The Panthers will counter with what looks to be a very strong skating corps, so it will be a good test for those Habs fighting (hopefully not so literally tonight) for their place.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
62 Artturi Lehkonen 24 Phillip Danault 11 Brendan Gallagher
21 Nick Cousins 15 Jesperi Kotkaniemi 43 Jordan Weal
54 Charles Hudon 14 Nick Suzuki 92 Jonathan Drouin
36 Phil Varone 63 Matthew Peca 22 Dale Weise

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
53 Victor Mete 6 Shea Weber
27 Karl Alzner 28 Mikey Reilly
61 Xavier Ouellet 32 Christian Folin

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
37 Keith Kinkaid
39 Charlie Lindgren

Florida Panthers projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Andreas Johnsson Auston Matthews William Nylander
Kasperi Kapanen John Tavares Mitch Marner
Ilya Mikheyev Alexander Kerfoot Trevor Moore
Dmytro Timashov Frederik Gauthier Jason Spezza

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Morgan Rielly Cody Ceci
Jake Muzzin Tyson Barrie
Rasmus Sandin Martin Marincin

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Frederik Andersen
Joseph Woll