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Canadiens vs. Canucks: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

The Habs return home looking once more for their first back-to-back wins.

NHL: MAR 19 Canucks at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks

How to watch

Start time: 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
In Canada: Sportsnet East/Ontario/Pacific (English)
In the Canadiens region: RDS (French)
Streaming: ESPN+, NHL Live, RDS Direct, Sportsnet Now

Things have changed quite drastically since Saturday night for the Montreal Canadiens organization with plenty of turnover behind the scenes. On the ice, however not a single thing has been altered, with the same 20 players dressing for the same coching staff as we saw in that win in Pittsburgh.

Jake Allen will be back in the net as the Canadiens try for a sixth time to follow up a win with another victory. He was the biggest reason why the Habs came out on top in the last game, and is surely hoping for an easier night versus Vancouver.

His teammates will be salivating at the prospect of playing the Canucks again given how one-sided the matchup was last year. The visitors are still the same poor defensive team they were in the first half of 2021, though they still have the firepower to compensate.

With how porous the defensive-zone coverage is for both teams, there should be plenty of quality chances both ways. It will make for an entertaining game, whether you’re the type of person who wants to see the Habs get that second consecutive win, or just get treated to a show in this battle for the top pick in the upcoming draft.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Artturi Lehkonen Nick Suzuki Cole Caufield
Jonathan Drouin Jake Evans Brendan Gallagher
Tyler Toffoli Christian Dvorak Josh Anderson
Michael Pezzetta Ryan Poehling Joel Armia

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Jeff Petry
Alexander Romanov David Savard
Mattias Norlinder Sami Niku

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Jake Allen Samuel Montembeault

Vancouver Canucks projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tanner Pearson Bo Horvat Conor Garland
Nils Hoglander J.T. Miller Brock Boeser
Justin Dowling Elias Pettersson Vasily Podkolzin
Tyler Motte Jason Dickinson Alex Chiasson

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Oliver Ekman-Larsson Tyler Myers
Quinn Hughes Luke Schenn
Kyle Burroughs Tucker Poolman

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Thatcher Demko Jaroslav Halak