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Montreal tries to extend its points streak versus Vancouver to seven games.

Montreal Canadiens v Vancouver Canucks Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens @ Vancouver Canucks

How to watch

Start time: 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST / Thursday in Atlantic Canada
In the Canadiens region:: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Canucks region: Sportsnet Pacific
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live, RDS Direct, Sportsnet Now, TSN Direct

After scoring at will in the first five games versus the Canucks, the Canadiens faced a more resistant defence on Monday night, and also a focused Thatcher Demko in net. The goaltender went save for save with Carey Price, in what was an unexpected goaltending duel in what had been a one-sided matchup all season long.

The coaches of both teams are hoping to see that solid netminding again tonight, and that means both goaltenders are back in. It’s a third consecutive start for Price, who is looking far more steady in his crease than he was earlier in the season, and a fourth straight appearance for Demko who has allowed a total of four goals on his personal four-game winning streak.

Dominique Ducharme has shaken up his forward units a bit hoping to find a bit more offensive finish for his team. It means the end of the Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Josh Anderson partnership for now, but the reuniting of the Jonathan Drouin - Nick Suzuki - Anderson trio that has looked dangerous in the majority of its games this year. Kotkaniemi will instead have Brendan Gallagher on his wing tonight, giving him a grinder to work opposite the shooting talent of Tyler Toffoli.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jonathan Drouin Nick Suzuki Josh Anderson
Tyler Toffoli Jesperi Kotkaniemi Brendan Gallagher
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Joel Armia
Paul Byron Jake Evans Corey Perry

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Shea Weber
Joel Edmundson Jeff Petry
Brett Kulak Alexander Romanov

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Carey Price Jake Allen

Scratched: Artturi Lehkonen, Victor Mete

Vancouver Canucks projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tanner Pearson Bo Horvat Jake Virtanen
Nils Hoglander J.T. Miller Brock Boeser
Marc Michaelis Brandon Sutter Adam Gaudette
Antoine Roussel Jay Beagle Jayce Hawryluk

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Alexander Edler Nate Schmidt
Quinn Hughes Travis Hamonic
Jordie Benn Tyler Myers

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Thatcher Demko Braden Holtby