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

The Habs face a resurgent St. Louis team on the first night of back-to-backs.

After losing their first four games in February, a tight win against the Arizona Coyotes two nights ago gives the Montreal Canadiens some confidence heading into their final two games before their bye week.

Tonight, they face a St. Louis Blues squad that has shown a different side since Mike Yeo took over behind the bench, as they’ve gone 4-1-0 since he replaced Ken Hitchcock.

Vladimir Tarasenko has three goals in his last three games, and is one of the most dangerous snipers in the NHL so far this season. Centre Paul Stastny will not be in the lineup for St. Louis due to an injury he sustained against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.

Max Pacioretty missed today’s morning skate with a virus, and will be a game-time decision tonight. He has been extremely hot lately, and is currently sitting in third in the NHL’s goal-scoring race, trailing only Jeff Carter and Sidney Crosby. Brendan Gallagher was also present in today’s morning skate, wearing a regular practice jersey, but will not play tonight.

Al Montoya will get the start in goal for the Habs, and Jake Allen will start for the Blues.

How to watch

Puck drop: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: City (English), TVAS (French)
In the United States: NHLN-US, FS-MW
Elsewhere: Gamecenter Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Alexander Radulov
Sven Andrighetto Tomas Plekanec Andrew Shaw
Artturi Lehkonen Alex Galchenyuk Paul Byron
Daniel Carr Michael McCarron Torrey Mitchell
Left Defence Right Defence
Alexei Emelin Shea Weber
Nathan Beaulieu Jeff Petry
Andrei Markov Greg Pateryn
Al Montoya
Carey Price

Injuries: Brendan Gallagher (fractured hand)

Scratched: Nikita Nesterov, Brian Flynn, David Desharnais

St. Louis Blues projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Magnus Paajarvi Alex Steen Vladimir Tarasenko
Jaden Schwartz Patrik Berglund Dmitrij Jaskin
Kenny Agostino Jori Lehtera David Perron
Scottie Upshall Ivan Barbashev Ryan Reeves
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Alex Pietrangelo
Robert Bortuzzo Kevin Shattenkirk
Joel Edmundson Colton Parayko
Jake Allen
Carter Hutton

Injuries: Robby Fabbri (ACL), Paul Stastny (lower body)

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