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Canadiens @ Stars: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

The Habs have two points left on their shopping list.

Montreal Canadiens v Dallas Stars Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens @ Dallas Stars

How to watch

Start time: **8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST**
In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Stars region: Bally Sports Southwest X

As wintry weather grips most of Canada, the Montreal Canadiens have found more of it down in Texas as an arctic blast has hit the home of the Dallas Stars. It’s a chilly trip to American Airlines Center where the Habs will play their final game before attempting to get home for the holidays.

Evgenii Dadonov found a lump of coal in his sock this morning when he went to the rink. He will be the only healthy player not dressed for tonight’s game. He sits for Michael Pezzetta as the Canadiens try to give each line a fighting chance of matching what the Stars can do offensively.

At some point the Canadiens need to get more players going, if not for a long-shot bid to make the playoffs then to boost the value of the veterans in the lineup who can be moved at the trade deadline. We’re seeing how Dadonov’s value has taken a major hit with his ineffective play, and it would be bad news for the upcoming draft if that carries throughout the lineup.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#27 Jonathan Drouin #14 Nick Suzuki #40 Joel Armia
#68 Mike Hoffman #77 Kirby Dach #22 Cole Caufield
#20 Juraj Slafkovský #28 Christian Dvorak #17 Josh Anderson
#55 Michael Pezzetta #71 Jake Evans #90 Anthony Richard

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#44 Joel Edmundson #21 Kaiden Guhle
$54 Jordan Harris #26 Johnny Kovacevic
#72 Arber Xhekaj #6 Chris Wideman

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#34 Jake Allen #35 Samuel Montembeault

Scratched: Evgenii Dadonov
Injured: Paul Byron, Brendan Gallagher, Mike Matheson, Sean Monahan, David Savard

Dallas Stars projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jason Robertson Roope Hintz Joe Pavelski
Joel Kiviranta Ty Dellandrea Tyler Seguin
Jamie Benn Wyatt Johnston Mason Marchment
Riley Tufte Radek Faksa Luke Glendening

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Miro Heiskanen Nils Lundqvist
Ryan Suter Colin Miller
Esa Lindell Jani Hakanpaa

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Jake Oettinger Scott Wedgewood