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The Canadiens desperately seek to snap a four-game losing streak.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

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 US: NHL Network
In the Penguins region: ATTSN Pittsburgh
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live

Montreal’s playoff hopes are hanging by a thread even with half a season left to play. An eight-game losing streak in November certainly didn’t help, but the current four-game skid, with two losses to Tampa Bay, is perhaps even more damaging to their aspirations.

Marc Bergevin made a few moves to try to turn things around. We won’t see Ilya Kovalchuk in tonight’s game, but we will see Marco Scandella making his debut with the team, wearing Mikey Reilly’s old #28 after the two players were essentially swapped for one another. He’ll be Cale Fleury’s partner on the third pairing tonight.

The Canadiens had success the last time they met the Penguins, and everyone will be hoping to replicate that on home ice tonight.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Nick Cousins
Artturi Lehkonen Max Domi Nick Suzuki
Ryan Poehling Jesperi Kotkaniemi Jordan Weal
Lukas Vejdemo Nate Thompson Dale Weise

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Shea Weber
Victor Mete Jeff Petry
Marco Scandella Cale Fleury

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Charlie Lindgren

Injured: Joel Armia, Paul Byron, Jonathan Drouin, Brendan Gallagher, Matthew Peca
Scratched: Riley Barber, Christian Folin, Brett Kulak

Pittsburgh Penguins projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Alex Galchenyuk Evgeni Malkin Bryan Rust
Dominik Simon Jared McCann Patric Hornqvist
Zach Aston-Reese Teddy Blueger Brandon Tanev
Dominik Kahun Joseph Blandisi Sam Lafferty

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Jack Johnson Kris Letang
Marcus Pettersson John Marino
Juuso Tiikola Chad Ruhwedel

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Tristan Jarry
Matt Murray