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Canadiens vs. Flyers Round 1 Game 6: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

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Montreal needs to dig deep to avoid elimination without its toughest player.

Philadelphia Flyers v Montreal Canadiens - Game Four Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals: Game 6

Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the US: NBCSN
Streaming: Sportsnet Now

The animosity boiled over late in Game 5, and as a result both the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers need to make lineup changes for Friday night.

Brendan Gallagher was cross-checked in the face by Flyers top-pairing defenceman Matt Niskanen in the third period. Gallagher requires surgery for the hit that broke his jaw, and Niskanen will miss tonight’s game with a suspension. The Canadiens lose their most difficult player to play against, and the Flyers are down a defender averaging 15 minutes of five-on-five time per night.

Both teams need to shuffle their alignment to compensate, and we won’t know what the decisions are until the official lineups are submitted. No matter the choices, both teams will be icing inferior formations to what they could to start Game 5, and the team that can plug the hole most effectively will have the upper hand in what promises to be an emotional battle.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

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

Defencemen

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

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Carey Price Charlie Lindgren

Scratches: Cale Fleury, Christian Folin, 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
Michael Raffl Sean Couturier Jakub Voracek
Joel Farabee Kevin Hayes Travis Konecny
Claude Giroux Derek Grant Scott Laughton
Connor Bunnaman Nate Thompson Tyler Pitlick

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ivan Provorov Justin Braun
Philippe Myers Travis Sanheim
Shayne Gostisbehere Robert Hägg

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Carter Hart Brian Elliott