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

Montreal goes for a fifth win in seven games tonight.

The Montreal Canadiens did something last night that they hadn’t been doing at the first of the year: found a way to overcome some adversity.

Despite controlling the play, Montreal was down 4-2 to the Winnipeg Jets in the third period. Rather than fold, they continued to press on offence, and eventually came away with a 5-4 overtime win.

A team that couldn’t win for losing to start the season has been earning more Ws than Ls in recent games, and that’s in large part due to a change in the team’s offensive fortunes.

Last night’s breakout player was Andrew Shaw, and he would be very happy to keep the hot hand versus his former team tonight.

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST

How to watch

In Canada: Sportsnet, Sportsnet Now (English)
In the Canadiens region: RDS (French)
In the USA: NHL Network
In the Blackhawks region: NBCSCH
Elsewhere: GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Nikita ScherbakPhillip DanaultArtturi Lehkonen
Alex GalchenyukJonathan DrouinBrendan Gallagher
Paul ByronJacob de la RoseLogan Shaw
Nicolas DeslauriersByron FroeseAndrew Shaw


Left DefenceRight Defence
Jordie BennJeff Petry
Karl AlznerNoah Juulsen
Mike ReillyDavid Schlemko


Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Scratched: Brandon Davidson
Injured: Ales Hemsky (concussion), Charles Hudon (upper body), Carey Price (lower body), Nikita Scherbak (knee), David Schlemko (hand)

Chicago Blackhawks projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Brad MarchandRiley NashDavid Pastrnak
Jake DeBruskDavid KrejciRick Nash
Tommy WingelsDavid BackesBrian Gionta
Tim SchallerSean KuralyNoel Acciari


Left DefenceRight Defence
Zdeno CharaCharlie McAvoy
Torey KrugKevan Miller
Nick HoldenBrandon Carlo


Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Scratched: Tanner Kero, Jordan Oesterle
Injured: Gustav Forsling (head), Michal Rozsival (concussion), Jordin Tootoo (upper body)

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