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

Montreal has a date with the 32nd NHL franchise.

Vancouver Canucks v Seattle Kraken Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens @ Seattle Kraken

How to watch

Start time: 11:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT
In Canada: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Kraken region: ROOT-NW
Streaming: ESPN+, NHL Live, RDS Direct, TSN Direct

The Canadiens are feeling much better about their game after finally getting some offence on the board in a 6-1 win on Saturday. It was a great performance from many of the newest players on the team. Sami Niku had two points in his debut, Mike Hoffman had a goal, as did Christian Dvorak, and Mathieu Perreault scored the final three of the night.

It was a good sendoff for the team’s road trip, which from this year forward will include another team in the Pacific time zone: the Seattle Kraken. Tonight’s will be Montreal’s first of two meetings with the team from Washington state and heads a four-game trip that also houses the dreaded tour of California.

Seattle was able to put together a decent team in the expansion draft, through nothing like the Vegas Golden Knights did several years earlier. They’ve been competitive in nearly every game they’ve played so far, but have just a 1-4-1 record to show for it. That could be a familiar trend in the franchise’s first season, just not quite at the level of most other teams in the NHL. If the result of Montreal’s last game is a sign that they’ve begun to find their form, that trend should continue this evening.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#92 Jonathan Drouin #28 Christian Dvorak #17 Josh Anderson
#68 Mike Hoffman #14 Nick Suzuki #11 Brendan Gallagher
#73 Tyler Toffoli #85 Mathieu Perreault #22 Cole Caufield
#62 Artturi Lehkonen #13 Cédric Paquette #40 Joel Armia

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#8 Ben Chiarot #26 Jeff Petry
#27 Alexander Romanov #58 David Savard
#15 Sami Niku #77 Brett Kulak

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#34 Jake Allen #35 Samuel Montembeault

Seattle Kraken projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jaden Schwartz Yanni Gourde Calle Jarnkrok
Joonas Donskoi Alexander Wennberg Jordan Eberle
Brandon Tanev Jared McCann Mason Appleton
Ryan Donato Riley Sheahan Morgan Geekie

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Mark Giordano Jamie Oleksiak
Jeremy Lauzon Adam Larsson
Haydn Fleury Vince Dunn

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Philipp Grubauer Joey Daccord