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Canadiens vs. Flyers Round 1 Game 3: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

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Will we see the same Canadiens who suffocated the Flyers in Game 2?

Philadelphia Flyers v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals: Game 3

Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers

How to watch

Start time: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the US: NBC
Streaming: Sportsnet Now

The Montreal Canadiens played as close to a perfect game as you can get in Game 2, firing on all cylinders — even the power play — on their way to a complete dismantling of the number-one ranked Philadelphia Flyers.

In what had been pegged as a goalie battle beforehand, with that projection seemingly confirmed in a low-scoring Game 1, Carter Hart was the first to blink. He allowed four goals in just under two periods of work, and saw a sparkling save percentage plummet to sit now at .914 this post-season.

All the offence may have made Carey Price a bit giddy, as he was making a few more ... athletic saves than we’ve seen so far. His Hasekian style proved more rather effective, stopping all 30 shots he faced for his second shutout of the NHL’s return.

Kirk Muller will no doubt hope his same permutations can come up winners tonight, but Alain Vigneault will likely have a few alterations to his Game 3 lineup. We’ll see when the teams come out for pre-game warmups what the Flyers’ coach has concocted after stewing for a few days.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Artturi Lehkonen Phillip Danault Paul Byron
Tomas Tatar Nick Suzuki Brendan Gallagher
Jonathan Drouin Jesperi Kotkaniemi Max Domi
Alex Belzile Jake Evans Joel Armia

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Shea Weber
Brett Kulak Jeff Petry
Xavier Ouellet Victor Mete

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Carey Price Charlie Lindgren

Scratches: Cale Fleury, Christian Folin, Charles Hudon, Noah Juulsen, Michael McNiven, Gustav Olofsson, Ryan Poehling, Cayden Primeau, Dale Weise

Philadelphia Flyers projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Claude Giroux Sean Couturier Jakub Voracek
Scott Laughton Kevin Hayes Travis Konecny
James van Riemsdyk Derek Grant Nicolas Aubé-Kubel
Michael Raffl Nate Thompson Tyler Pitlick

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ivan Provorov Matt Niskanen
Philippe Myers Travis Sanheim
Robert Hägg Justin Braun

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Carter Hart Brian Elliott