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

It wasn’t pretty at times, but the Canadiens got the win on Tuesday. They go for two in a row agaisnt St. Louis tonight.

Montreal Canadiens @ St. Louis Blues

How to watch

Start time: 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST
In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN Direct (English), RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the Blues region: Fox Sports-Midwest
Elsewhere: NHL Live

Despite a win (not exactly a convincing one) over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, Claude Julien is tinkering with his lineup once more for the road game versus the St. Louis Blues. Charles Hudon and Matthew Peca are out after getting one game of action, as Nicolas Deslauriers and Michael Chaput step back in after two days off.

We also see the return of Karl Alzner, who will play his first game in over a month, spelling off Mikey Reilly. And the starter gets his net back as Carey Price faces one of the league’s lowest-ranked clubs this evening.

Part of the reason for St. Louis’s low standing spot is the amount of games they’ve played. Tonight is just their 42nd contest of the year, compared to the 46 the team two points above them in the Central Division, the Chicago Blackhawks, have played. If they simply hang on to the .500 record they’ve managed in recent weeks, they will make up ground as the schedule rebalances itself.

That may not be a desirable outcome for the Blues, who are most likely missing the playoffs this season, and sit in a decent draft position right now. With reports already of players from their roster available, it’s only a matter of time before the selloff to prepare for future seasons begins.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Tomas TatarPhillip DanaultBrendan Gallagher
Jonathan DrouinMax DomiJoel Armia
Artturi LehkonenJesperi KotkaniemiPaul Byron
Kenny AgostinoMichael ChaputNicolas Deslauriers


Left DefenceRight Defence
Victor MeteShea Weber
Karl AlznerJeff Petry
Brett KulakJordie Benn


Carey Price
Antti Niemi

St. Louis Blues projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Jaden SchwartzBrayden SchennVladimir Tarasenko
Zachary SanfordRyan O'ReillyDavid Perron
Robby FabbriRobert ThomasPatrick Maroon
Samuel BlaisIvan BarbashevOskar Sundqvist


Left DefenceRight Defence
Carl GunnarssonAlex Pietrangelo
Jay BouwmeesterColton Parayko
Joel EdmundsonRobert Bortuzzo


Jordan Binnington
Jake Allen

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