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The Habs end a small road trip with a trip to Pittsburgh.

NHL: OCT 06 Canadiens at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens @ Pittsburgh Penguins

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 Penguins region: ATTSN Pittsburgh
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live

The flu is still making its way around the Montreal locker room, and its latest host is Nate Thompson, who is listed as a game-time decision. If Claude Julien was planning to sit Jake Evans for the game tonight, the rookie forward may instead get a turn at the centre position on the fourth line in what would be his fifth NHL game.

The Penguins’ formation has added a player rather than subtracting one. Jason Zucker will be playing his second game with his new team after being acquired from the Minnesota Wild (for a package including former Hab Alex Galchenyuk), and playing on Sidney Crosby’s flank is surely a good opportunity for him to net his first point with the club.

Montreal’s defence will be hard-pressed to stop him and the rest of the Penguins’ solid top-six forwards, and they’ll need a better showing out of Jeff Petry than the promoted number-one was able to accomplish on Wednesday versus Boston.

UPDATE: Evans will play as the fourth line’s right-winger. Nick Cousins moves up to the third line to play with Max Domi and Jonathan Drouin.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Ilya Kovalchuk Nick Suzuki Joel Armia
Nick Cousins Max Domi Jonathan Drouin
Artturi Lehkonen Nate Thompson Jake Evans

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Brett Kulak Jeff Petry
Ben Chiarot Victor Mete
Marco Scandella Xavier Ouellet

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Carey Price
Charlie Lindgren

Pittsburgh Penguins projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jason Zucker Sidney Crosby Dominik Simon
Jared McCann Evgeni Malkin Bryan Rust
Zach Aston-Reese Teddy Blueger Brandon Tanev
Sam Lafferty Andrew Agozzino Patric Hornqvist

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Jack Johnson Kris Letang
Marcus Pettersson Justin Schultz
Juuso Riikola Chad Ruhwedel

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Tristan Jarry
Matt Murray