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

The Habs try to break above the .500 mark at home.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks

How to watch

Start time: 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
In Canada: Sportsnet (English)
In the Canadiens region: RDS (French)

In the first period of Tuesday’s game, two goals from Mike Hoffman scored off two Brendan Gallagher shots were enough to get the Canadiens through regulation tied. In the shootout, the Habs’ two star forwards scored goals to secure the two points from the match.

It wasn’t all good news for the team as it lost Juraj Slafkovský for two games to suspension, and Montreal now has two big forwards serving time for similar transgressions. Suddenly all of the excess forwards the Habs were carrying are needed in the lineup tonight, meaning Michael Pezzetta will play for the second time this season.

Montreal would like the theme of twos to manifest as two wins in a row in this mid-week back-to-back. The team has had a difficult time moving above a .500 points percentage this year, and tonight’s another chance to hold more wins than regulation losses.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
#22 Cole Caufield#14 Nick Suzuki#77 Kirby Dach
#68 Mike Hoffman#28 Christian Dvorak#11 Brendan Gallagher
#27 Jonathan Drouin#91 Sean Monahan#63 Evgenii Dadonov
#55 Michael Pezzetta#71 Jake Evans#40 Joel Armia


Left DefenceRight Defence
#21 Kaiden Guhle#58 David Savard
#44 Joel Edmundson#72 Arber Xhekaj
$54 Jordan Harris#26 Johnny Kovacevic


#35 Samuel Montembeault#34 Jake Allen

Suspended: Josh Anderson, Juraj Slafkovský
Scratched: Chris Wideman
Injured: Paul Byron, Mike Matheson

Vancouver Canucks projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Tanner PearsonJ.T. MillerBrock Boeser
Andrei KuzmenkoElias PetterssonIlya Mikheyev
Vasily PodkolzinBo HorvatConor Garland
Dakota JoshuaNils AmanJack Studnicka


Left DefenceRight Defence
Oliver Ekman-LarssonTyler Myers
Quinn HughesLuke Schenn
Jack RathboneEthan Bear


Thatcher DemkoSpencer Martin

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