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

The Habs look to get back into the win column after a tough weekend.

The Montreal Canadiens are looking to bounce back after two games this weekend where they struggled to score goals. The solution to this goal-scoring drought might come in a turn of luck, but it could also come from the defence getting more involved in the play offensively.

The Blackhawks played last night in Toronto where the Leafs had a comeback win. This means that while the Hawks might be tired, they could also be angry and want to take it out on the Habs.

Based on Claude Julien’s comments this morning, he wants the team to start creating their own luck by getting to the net. He doesn’t mean just bodies to the net, but to cut inside rather than outside once in the zone. Putting themselves in better scoring positions and making life harder for the goaltender are two ways the Canadiens can put luck into their own hands.

The only lineup change from Sunday is that Ales Hemsky will return to the Habs fourth line. Jacob de la Rose will sit.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT

How to watch

In Canada: TSN2 (English/Habs region), RDS (French)

In the United States: NBCSN

Elsewhere: Game Centre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Jonathan Drouin Brendan Gallagher
Charles Hudon Tomas Plekanec Artturi Lehkonen
Alex Galchenyuk Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Paul Byron Torrey Mitchell Ales Hemsky
Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Shea Weber
Karl Alzner Jeff Petry
Jordie Benn Brandon Davidson
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Chicago Blackhawks projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Andrew CoglianoRickard RackellJakob Silfverberg
Nick RitchieAntoine VermetteCorey Perry
Chris WagnerDerek Grant Logan Shaw
Nicolas KerdilesDennis RasmussenDerek Boll


Left DefenceRight Defence
Cam FowlerJosh Manson
Francois BeaucheminBrandon Montour
Jaycob MegnaKevin Bieksa


John Gibson
Reto Berra

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