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

Montreal Canadiens @ Philadelphia Flyers

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Flyers region: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Streaming: ESPN+, RDS Direct, TSN+

With his NCAA career just coming to an end days ago, the professional chapter of Sean Farrell’s hockey story begins tonight at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The forward made a name for himself with his playmaking acumen at Harvard, and will look to bring that to his new team.

Cayden Primeau gets the start in goal after being recalled specifically for this game. With Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and Jake Evans also in the formation, that will be three of the Canadiens’ seventh-round selections from the past nine years playing in the game, joining sixth-rounder Michael Pezzetta, who had the shootout winner (and Tiger Williams celebration) last night, and fifth-rounder Brendan Gallagher, who reached the 200-goal milestone.

Montreal will be without Kirby Dach, who was pulled from the contest last night by a concussion spotter and is now listed as out with an upper-body injury. It’s been a tough year with injuries for the centreman, and now he’s recovering from a new ailment that will force him to miss more time down the stretch.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


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


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


Starter Backup
#30 Cayden Primeau #35 Samuel Montembeault

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

Philadelphia Flyers projected lineup


Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Joel Farabee Noah Cates Owen Tippett
James van Riemsdyk Kevin Hayes Kieffer Bellows
Brendan Lemieux Morgan Frost Wade Allison
Nicolas Deslauriers Scott Laughton Kyle Okposo


Left Defence Right Defence
Ivan Provorov Cam York
Travis Sanheim Rasmus Ristolainen
Nick Seeler Tony DeAngelo
Justin Braun


Starter Backup
Felix Sandstrom Samuel Ersson