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Habs news from morning skate: New lines and new defensive pairings for Game Six

Claude Julien has chosen his alignment for Game Six.

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As the players took to the ice for practice ahead of Game Six, Andrew Shaw was not among them.

The Canadiens say Shaw is out with an upper-body injury

There was a shakeup on defence, and Nathan Beaulieu was not on any of the top three pairs, with Alexei Emelin partnering with Jeff Petry, and Brandon Davidson alongside Jordie Benn. The top pair of Andrei Markov and Shea Weber remains intact.

With no Shaw, this is how the forwards will line up for Game Six. Michael McCarron draws into the lineup for his first NHL playoff game, while Brian Flynn centres Paul Byron and Alex Galchenyuk.

UPDATE: It seems that Flynn wasn’t just a temporary placeholder. He will be in the lineup for the game.