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Canadiens @ Panthers: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

It’s a battle of the backups at BB&T Center.

Montreal Canadiens v Florida Panthers Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens @ Florida Panthers

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the Panthers region: Fox Sports Florida
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live

The Montreal-Florida matchup is one that features the two highest-paid NHL goaltenders in Carey Price and Sergei Bobrovsky. Both have had great careers, winning some prestigious NHL awards, and earning big contracts as a result. Tonight, however, the Ten Million Dollar Men will give way to the backups, as Charlie Lindgren tries to cement a role for next season, and Chris Driedger makes his bid to create a tandem situation in Florida.

Montreal will get an important player back tonight. Brendan Gallagher returns after missing last game with an illness, and will be determined to make up for missing a game in which his team was held goalless. He’s back on the top line, giving Montreal a good chance at some offence.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Artturi Lehkonen Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Charles Hudon Nick Suzuki Joel Armia
Paul Byron Max Domi Jordan Weal
Lukas Vejdemo 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

Florida Panthers projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jonathan Huberdeau Aleksnader Barkov Evgenii Dadonov
Frank Vatrano Erik Haula Mike Hoffman
Dominic Toninato Lucas Wallmark Brett Connolly
Colton Sceviour Noel Acciari Mark Pysyk

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Michael Matheson Aaron Ekblad
Riley Stillman Anton Stralman
Keith Yandle Josh Brown

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
Chris Driedger
Samuel Montembeault