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

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Montreal’s goal is to halt several streaks on home ice.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Maple Leafs region: TSN4
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live, RDS Direct, TSN Direct

After three straight losses, Dominique Ducharme has gone to the storage closet at the Bell Centre and blown the dust of Michel Therrien’s old blender, whipping up a new batch of lines and defence pairings. Paul Byron is on the top line with Tomas Tatar and Phillip Danault. Jake Evans gets promoted from fourth-line duty to play with Nick Suzuki. We see the reunification of Joel Edmundson and Jeff Petry, which means Shea Weber will get a rare turn with Brett Kulak. Meanwhile, Xavier Ouellet looks set to be Alexader Romanov’s partner tonight, despite a solid debut in that slot from Otto Leskinen on Saturday.

The Canadiens will certainly provide a different look for the Maple Leafs, but only once the game starts will we see if the new changes were for the better. Step one is preventing the Leafs from doing what they want in the offensive zone, and then we’ll see what the new trios have to offer.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Phillip Danault Paul Byron
Jonathan Drouin Jesperi Kotkaniemi Josh Anderson
Tyler Toffoli Jake Evans Nick Suzuki
Artturi Lehkonen Eric Staal Corey Perry

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Joel Edmundson Jeff Petry
Brett Kulak Shea Weber
Xavier Ouellet Alexander Romanov

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Jake Allen Cayden Primeau

Injured: Ben Chiarot (broken hand), Brendan Gallagher (broken thumb), Carey Price (lower-body)
COVID unavailable list: Joel Armia, Jon Merrill

Toronto Maple Leafs projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Alex Galchenyuk Auston Matthews Mitch Marner
Ilya Mikheyev John Tavares Zach Hyman
Joe Thornton Alexander Kerfoot Jason Spezza
Nick Robertson Pierre Engvall Wayne Simmonds

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Morgan Rielly T.J. Brodie
Jake Muzzin Justin Holl
Travis Dermott Zach Bogosian

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Jack Campbell Michael Hutchinson