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

Montreal welcomes the red-hot Flames forwards to town.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames

How to watch

Puck drop: 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT
In Canada: TSN2, TSN Direct (English,) RDS, RDS Direct (French)
In the Flames region: Sportsnet Flames
Elsewhere: TSN GO, NHL Live

The Canadiens have built an identity as a 60-minute team for the season, and the relentless effort has earned them several points already this season — more than many would have expected to this point.

On Saturday night, the team wasn’t able to reach that 2018-19 standard, and it saw them blow the two-goal lead they held after 20 minutes, eventually falling in overtime. The result did still allow them to add to their point collection for a sixth time in the opening seven games.

Paul Byron & co. won’t be happy with a single point for a second consecutive game, and you can bet there won’t be a similar drop in performance in tonight’s contest. The former Flame did his part versus the Senators, with two points to bring his point tally to seven.

Byron, Tomas Tatar, and Brendan Gallagher may need to continue their scoring ways to claim the two points, as the Flames are even hotter to start the season. Only the Colorado Avalanche have more goals in the Western Conference than the Canadian club. They have four forwards scoring at at least a point-per-game pace, led, as ever, by Johnny Gaudreau with 12 points in eight games.

It could be a high-event contest tonight, and the Canadiens will be prepared this time around.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Tomas TatarPhillip DanaultBrendan Gallagher
Paul ByronJesperi KotkaniemiJoel Armia
Jonathan DrouinMax DomiArtturi Lehkonen
Nicolas DeslauriersMatthew PecaAndrew Shaw


Left DefenceRight Defence
Jordie BennJeff Petry
Mikey ReillyNoah Juulsen
Xavier OuelletVictor Mete


Antti Niemi
Carey Price

Calgary Flames projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Jeff SkinnerJack EichelJason Pominville
Conor ShearyVladimir SobotkaSam Reinhart
Evan RodriguesCasey MiddlestadtKyle Okposo
Patrik BurglundJohan LarssonZemgus Girgensons


Left DefenceRight Defence
Jake McCabeRasmus Ristolainen
Marco ScandellaZach Bogosian
Rasmus DahlinCasey Nelson


Carter Hutton
Linus Ullmark

Top of comments section | Top of article | Homepage