Canadiens vs. Coyotes Game Thread, roster, lines, and how to watch
Montreal’s most valuable player, Carey Price, returns to the lineup tonight
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Carey Price play in a meaningful game for the Habs.
How long exactly?
This will be Price's first reg. season start for the #Habs in 331 days.— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) October 20, 2016
Or 7944 hours. 476640 minutes. 28598400 seconds.
You get the point
Carey Price returns tonight, taking the crease back from Al Montoya who in Price’s absence put up a 1.30 GAA and .962 save percentage. The last time Habs fans saw Carey Price play at the Bell Centre was November 22, 2015 in a 4-2 win against the New York Islanders that gave the Habs their 16th win of the season. Price would suit up for one more game before being put on the shelf indefinitely, and the Habs would go on to collect only 21 more wins in their 59 remaining games.
But tonight... Carey is back.
His most recent body of work is an encouraging sign of things to come this season. Off the heels of a World Cup victory, Price put up some dazzling numbers while filling the net for Team Canada, allowing only seven goals in five games and posting a .957 save percentage and one shutout against the world’s best.
The Coyotes are coming off a 7-4 loss to the Senators on Tuesday. They have only played two games in this young season, winning their first game 4-3 in overtime in Philadelphia.
The puck drops at 7:30 PM EST.
How To Watch:
In Canada (French): RDS
In Canada (English): SN360
In the Coyotes region: FS-A
Elsewhere: NHL GameCenter, NHL Center Ice
|Andrei Markov||Jeff Petry|
Scratched: Zack Redmond, Greg Pateryn, Daniel Carr
|Alex Goligoski||Connor Murphy|
Injured: Mike Smith (lower-body injury), Jamie McGinn (upper-body injury), Dave Bolland (lower-body injury), Michael Stone (knee)