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

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After a two-day break since their opening-night loss, the Habs take on the Oilers in a two-game series.

Montreal Canadiens v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens @ Edmonton Oilers

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: Sportsnet E/W/P, CityTV (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the U.S.: NHL Network
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live, Sportsnet Now

Montreal’s offence came to play in the first game of the season, scoring four goals versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, and at one point holding a 3-1 lead. But some penalty issues and an approach to the defence that was a bit too passive allowed the Leafs to match their output through 60 minutes, and then win the game in overtime.

Despite the loss, Claude Julien was satisfied with the effort, and will send the same 18 skaters onto the ice tonight in Edmonton. The coach will hope the SAD Line of Jonathan Drouin, Nick Suzuki, and Josh Anderson can pick up where the left off on Wednesday, while other trios join in on the fun.

It could be another game in which the Habs have to put of a lot of goals to stay ahead, as Connor McDavid is already in mid-season form, posting a hat trick in Thursday’s game. He will provide another test for Alexander Romanov and company as they try to settle into the system.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#90 Tomas Tatar #24 Phillip Danault #11 Brendan Gallagher
#92 Jonathan Drouin #14 Nick Suzuki #17 Josh Anderson
#40 Joel Armia #15 Jesperi Kotkaniemi #73 Tyler Toffoli
#62 Artturi Lehkonen #71 Jake Evans #41 Paul Byron

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#8 Ben Chiarot #6 Shea Weber
#44 Joel Edmundson #26 Jeff Petry
#77 Brett Kulak #27 Alexander Romanov

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#31 Carey Price #34 Jake Allen

Edmonton Oilers projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Connor McDavid Josh Archibald
Dominik Kahun Leon Draisaitl Kailer Yamamoto
Tyler Ennis Kyle Turris Jesse Puljujärvi
Joakim Nygard Devin Shore Alex Chiasson

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Darnell Nurse Ethan Bear
Caleb Jones Adam Larsson
Slater Koekkoek Tyson Barrie

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Mikko Koskinen Stuart Skinner