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

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Montreal aims to replicate Saturday’s winning effort.

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

Montreal Canadiens @ Edmonton Oilers

How to watch

Start time: 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST
In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Oilers region: Sportsnet West
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live, RDS Direct, Sportsnet Now, TSN Direct

Claude Julien has decided to make just one change to the lineup that earned a 5-1 win in Edmonton two days ago, and that is to replace Carey Price with Jake Allen in net. The Frederictonian will play his first of what could be many games for his new team. He’ll have a tough challenge to match what Price accomplished the first time out.

Fortunately, Oilers head coach Dave Tippett has made things easier for the Habs. As expected, he has to stick with Mikko Koskinen, because he really doesn’t have a choice, so he has taken out his frustrations on other members of the lineup, and the main culprit is Ethan Bear. The Oilers will be without their top defenceman for the game, and that will open up even more opportunities for offence.

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
#73 Tyler Toffoli #15 Jesperi Kotkaniemi #40 Joel Armia
#41 Paul Byron #71 Jake Evans #62 Artturi Lehkonen

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
#34 Jake Allen #31 Carey Price

Edmonton Oilers projected lineup

Forwards

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

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Darnell Nurse Slater Koekkoek
Kris Russell Tyson Barrie
William Lagesson Adam Larsson

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Mikko Koskinen Stuart Skinner