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

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Montreal tries to get the better of an opponent that has had its number so far.

Winnipeg Jets v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Jets region: TSN3
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live, RDS Direct, TSN Direct

The minor injury Josh Anderson sustained when his legs were swept from under him in Winnpeg was initially reported as a minor issue, however tonight will be the third consecutive game he sits out, keeping one of Montreal’s best offensive players out of action. Yet the team’s gradual turnaround in that same span has happened without him as the other players on the teamget comfortable in a more effective offensive system. Tyler Toffoli has stepped into Anderson’s spot well, with 10 shots in the two games played beside Nick Suzuki, even though he has just one goal to show for them.

Carey Price’s off-ice rehabilitation is more a technical one than a physical one, and he’ll get another night off as a new goalie coach works in some adjustments to his game. It will be Jake Allen, who wasn’t tested much in a dominant effort from the players in front of him in his last start, who takes the crease versus that same opponent once more.

Can the Habs get some more of the shots they’ve been piling up in recent games to go in? Will the power play continue its rapid progression? Or will Connor Hellebuyck turn in another great performance and keep everything locked down?

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jonathan Drouin Nick Suzuki Tyler Toffoli
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen Jesperi Kotkaniemi 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
Jake Allen Carey Price

Injured: Josh Anderson
Scratched: Victor Mete

Winnipeg Jets projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Paul Stastny Mark Scheifele Blake Wheeler
Kyle Connor Pierre-Luc Dubois Nikolaj Ehlers
Andrww Copp Adam Lowry Mason Appleton
Mathieu Perreault Nate Thompson Trevor Lewis

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Josh Morrissey Tucker Poolman
Derek Forbort Neal Pionk
Nathan Beaulieu Dylan DeMelo

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Connor Hellebuyck Laurent Brossoit