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Canadiens @ Maple Leafs Round 1 Game 7: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

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After a hard-fought series, it all comes down to a single game.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

2021 North Division Semifinals Game 7

Montreal Canadiens @ Toronto Maple Leafs

Series tied 3-3

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the U.S.: CNBC
Streaming: NHL.tv/NHL Live, Sportsnet Now

Following a Game 6 that could have gone either way, neither head coach wanted to mess too much with the chemistry of his team. Dominique Ducharme will use the same 19 players, while Sheldon Keefe leaves his forward group intact, only replacing the injured Jake Muzzin with Rasmus Sandin.

The Canadiens got a major boost from 2,500 fans last game, and that has forced the Maple Leafs organization to scramble to get their setup approved for fans. There will be 500 fully vaccinated health-care workers in attendance tonight trying to replicate what happened in Montreal two night ago. Will it have any effect on the home team? Are the Canadiens now immune from the effects of an opposing fanbase after experiencing it first? We will have a good indication of that in the first few minutes of a final showdown between the two teams.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jake Evans Phillip Danault Brendan Gallagher
Tyler Toffoli Nick Suzuki Cole Caufield
Paul Byron Jesperi Kotkaniemi Josh Anderson
Joel Armia Eric Staal Corey Perry

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Joel Edmundson Jeff Petry
Ben Chiarot Shea Weber
Brett Kulak Erik Gustafsson

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Carey Price Jake Allen

Scratches

F: Alex Belzile, Laurent Dauphin, Michael Frolik, Tomas Tatar, Lukas Vejdemo, Jesse Ylönen
D: Cale Fleury, Otto Leskinen, Xavier Ouellet, Alexander Romanov
G: Charlie Lindgren, Michael McNiven, Cayden Primeau

Injured/Ill

F: Jonathan Drouin (leave of absence), Artturi Lehkonen, Jon Merrill

Toronto Maple Leafs projected lineup

Forwards

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

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Morgan Rielly T.J. Brodie
Travis Dermott Justin Holl
Rasmus Sandin Zach Bogosian

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Jack Campbell Frederik Andersen