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Canadiens vs. Coyotes Game Thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Carey Price play in a meaningful game for the Habs.

How long exactly?

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

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Alex Galchenyuk Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen Tomas Plekanec Alexander Radulov
Paul Byron David Desharnais Andrew Shaw
Phillip Danault Torrey Mitchell Brian Flynn
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nathan Beaulieu Shea Weber
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Alexei Emelin Mikhail Sergachev
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Scratched: Zack Redmond, Greg Pateryn, Daniel Carr

Injured: None

Arizona Coyotes projected lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Domi Martin Hanzal Anthony Duclair
Tobias Rieder Dylan Strome Shane Doan
Lawson Crouse Christian Dvorak Radim Vrbata
Jordan Martinook Brad Richardson Ryan White
Left Defense
Right Defense
Oliver Ekman-Larsson Luke Schenn
Alex Goligoski Connor Murphy
Jakob Chychrun Jamie McBain
Louis Domingue
Justin Peters


Injured: Mike Smith (lower-body injury), Jamie McGinn (upper-body injury), Dave Bolland (lower-body injury), Michael Stone (knee)

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