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The season series with the team from Las Vegas wraps up tonight.

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens vs. Vegas Golden Knights

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: CityTV, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the Golden Knights region: ATTSN-RM
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live

Montreal put a lacklustre effort versus the Chicago Blackhawks behind them with 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. It was Carey Price’s third consecutive win, and also his third game in a row allowing two goals or fewer.

The man he’ll face isn’t enjoying his time in the crease quite so much. Marc-Andre Fleury finally posted a win versus the goal-starved Ottawa Senators a few days ago, but had given up at lest three goals in each of his previous five starts, contributing to the four-game losing streak that temporarily dropped the team out of a playoff position.

Whichever of the two plays best tonight could be the one to celebrate at the end of the game, Both teams play a possession style, and they rank at the top of the list for shots on goal per game (Montreal is first at 35.0, Vegas second at 34.2). Despite their outlooks being quite different for the rest of the year, the two teams match up well in most metrics. If they both play the game they’re capable of, it could be an exciting game final game at the Bell Centre before the All-Star break.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Ilya Kovalchuk
Max Domi Nick Suzuki Joel Armia
Artturi Lehkonen Jesperi Kotkaniemi Ryan Poehling
Nick Cousins Nate Thompson Dale Weise

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Shea Weber
Marco Scandella Jeff Petry
Victor Mete Brett Kulak

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Charlie Lindgren

Injured: Joel Armia, Paul Byron, Jonathan Drouin, Brendan Gallagher
Scratched: Cale Fleury, Jordan Weal

Vegas Golden Knights projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Paul Stastny Mark Stone
Jonathan Marchessault Chandler Stephenson Reilly Smith
Thomas Nosek Cody Eakin Alex Tuch
Will Carrier Nicolas Roy Ryan Reaves

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Brayden McNabb Nate Schmidt
Nick Holden Shea Theodore
Nicolas Hague Deryk Engelland

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Marc-Andre Fleury
Malcolm Subban