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If the Canadiens’ defence needs a wake-up call to change how the approach the game, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are poised to provide it.

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens vs. Edmonton Oilers

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the Oilers region: Sportsnet West
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live

The Canadiens’ injuries continue to mount. Today it was announced that Ben Chiarot would be forced to miss tonight’s game with a lower-body injury. Losing one of the team’s top-pairing blue-liners is a tough blow when dealing with any team, and will be especially difficult to overcome when going up against Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl tonight.

Brendan Gallagher is expected to make his return, so Montreal can at least try to fight fire with fire in their return to the Bell Centre. All signs point to it being a high-scoring game, and his offence could be needed if Montreal wants to finish on top at the end of the night.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Ilya Kovalchuk Max Domi Nick Suzuki
Artturi Lehkonen Jesperi Kotkaniemi Nick Cousins
Ryan Poehling Nate Thompson Jordan Weal

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Marco Scandella Shea Weber
Brett Kulak Jeff Petry
Victor Mete Cale Fleury

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Charlie Lindgren

Injured: Joel Armia, Paul Byron, Ben Chiarot, Jonathan Drouin, Matthew Peca
Scratched: Dale Weise

Edmonton Oilers projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
James Neal Connor McDavid Zack Kassian
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Leon Draisaitl Kailer Yamamoto
Sam Gagner Gaetan Haas Alex Chiasson
Joakim Nygard Riley Sheahan Josh Archibald

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Darnell Nurse Ethan Bear
Oscar Klefbom Adam Larsson
Caleb Jones Kris Russell

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Mike Smith
Mikko Koskinen