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

The Canadiens take on the Canucks at the Bell Centre, looking to replicate the offensive success they enjoyed on December 19.

The Montreal Canadiens play one more game before their bye week, taking on a Vancouver Canucks team playing the second half of a back-to-back set.

Adding injury to the insult of a shootout loss at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Christopher Tanev was forced to the leave the game last night after taking a puck to the face. He will not be in the lineup tonight.

But it’s not all bad news for the Canucks, as Sven Baertschi, who has been out with a fractured jaw since early December, will be back in the lineup tonight.

The Canadiens brought Victor Mete back to the team after he won gold with Team Canada at the World Juniors, but will not play tonight’s game. Carey Price will be in net after having missed yesterday’s practice session with the flu.

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)
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: Daniel Carr, Byron Froese, Victor Mete
Injured: Shea Weber (foot), Ales Hemsky (concussion)

Vancouver Canucks 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

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