Canadiens vs. Capitals: Game thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

The Canadiens enter a star-studded lineup for tonight’s game.

The Montreal Canadiens take to the Bell Centre ice tonight in their second match of the pre-season, hosting the Washington Capitals in the first of back-to-back games.

Jonathan Drouin and Max Pacioretty will highlight tonight’s Canadiens lineup. The Capitals haven’t brought maky stars on the trip, but the ones who did arrive in Montreal are superstar talents. Alex Ovechkin and centreman Evgeny Kuznetsov will be taking a regular shift while the coaching staff will be monitoring a few of the less experienced players in the system.

It will be interesting to see how the pairing of Victor Mete and Shea Weber handles Ovechkin’s line should they end up on the ice together. Charles Hudon also gets a chance to build on a good stretch of performances to keep himself in the running for a roster spot.

How To Watch

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: RDS
In the Capitals region: CSN-DC
In the USA: NHL Network
Elsewhere: NHL TV

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Max PaciorettyTorrey MitchellBrendan Gallagher
Charles HudonTomas PlekanecArtturi Lehkonen
Alex GalchenyukPhillip DanaultAles Hemsky
Paul ByronJacob de la RoseByron Froese


Left DefenceRight Defence
Victor MeteShea Weber
Karl AlznerJeff Petry
Mark StreitJordie Benn


Carey Price
Charlie Lindgren

Washington Capitals projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Zack HymanAuston MatthewsWilliam Nylander
James Van RiemsdykTyler BozakMitchell Marner
Patrick MarleauNazem KadriLeo Komarov
Matt MartinMiro AaltonenConnor Brown


Left DefenceRight Defence
Andreas BorgmanConnor Carrick
Calle RosenTravis Dermott
Martin MarincinJustin Holl
Michael Paliotta


Henrik Lundqvist
Ondrej Pavelec

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