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

The countdown of the final 10 games begins with Columbus in town.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CityTV, Sportsnet East (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the Blue Jackets region: Bally Sports Ohio
Streaming: ESPN+, Sportsnet Now

As expected, Jordan Harris is ready to re-enter the lineup this evening, spelling Chris Wideman and reuniting a pairing with Johnny Kovacevic that has proven to be an effective duo all season long.

Jesse Ylönen is also back in after being a healthy scratch versus the Boston Bruins. That was a bit of an odd decision from Martin St-Louis considering that Ylönen has three goals in the last four games he’s played, but that will give the winger a bit more reason to get involved in the offence tonight, and he’ll be doing so against one of the worst defences in the NHL.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
#49 Rafaël Harvey-Pinard#14 Nick Suzuki#68 Mike Hoffman
#25 Denis Gurianov#77 Kirby Dach#27 Jonathan Drouin
#56 Jesse Ylönen#71 Jake Evans#11 Brendan Gallagher
#55 Michael Pezzetta#67 Chris Tierney#60 Alex Belzile


Left DefenceRight Defence
#8 Mike Matheson#58 David Savard
#44 Joel Edmundson#52 Justin Barron
$54 Jordan Harris#26 Johnny Kovacevic


#35 Samuel Montembeault#34 Jake Allen

Scratched: Rem Pitlick, Chris Wideman
Injured/Ill: Josh Anderson, Joel Armia, Paul Byron, Cole Caufield, Christian Dvorak, Kaiden Guhle, Jordan Harris, Sean Monahan, Juraj Slafkovský, Arber Xhekaj

Columbus Blue Jackets projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Johnny GaudreauBoone JennerKirill Marchenko
Liam FoudyJack RoslovicKent Johnson
Eric RobinsonSean KuralyLane Pederson
Emil BemstromHunter McKownTrey Fix-Wolansky


Left DefenceRight Defence
Tim BerniAndrew Peeke
Adam BoqvistNick Blankenburg
Gavin BayreutherJake Christiansen


Elvis MerzlikinsMichael Hutchinson

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