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

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Montreal gives the crease to Charlie Lindgren as the Habs try to close out the homestand with a win.

NHL: DEC 13 Hurricanes at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens vs. Carolina Hurricanes

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 Hurricanes region: Fox Sports Carolina
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live

The Carolina Hurricanes had been enjoying good heath for much of the season. Most of their top skaters had played nearly all the games as the second half of the season began, and the team was looking poised to charge up the standings.

A broken leg for Dougie Hamilton set them back, then injuries to both NHL goaltenders right before the trade deadline really threatened to blow the Hurricanes off course. They’re currently relying on Alex Nedeljkovic and Anton Forsberg to man the crease, but the first game for each has been a loss in the past week.

The Hurricanes will see Montreal’s backup this evening, so they won’t be outgunned in that area. Charlie Lindgren finally gets to step back on the ice after Carey Price started every game since February 4. He’ll try to be a difference-maker as the Habs try to run the Hurricanes’ losing streak to three, and play spoiler for another team’s post-season aspirations.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen Nick Suzuki Joel Armia
Paul Byron Max Domi Jordan Weal
Charles Hudon Jake Evans Dale Weise

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Shea Weber
Brett Kulak Jeff Petry
Xavier Ouellet Christian Folin

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Charlie Lindgren
Carey Price

Carolina Hurricanes projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Andrei Svechnikov Sebastian Aho Teuvo Teravainen
Warren Foegele Jordan Staal Justin Williams
Nino Niederreiter Vincent Trocheck Martin Necas
Ryan Dzingel Jordan Martinook Brock McGinn

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Joel Edmundson Jaccob Slavin
Jake Gardiner Trevor van Riemsdyk
Haydn Fleury Brady Skjei

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Anton Forsberg
Alex Nedeljkovic