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

The Habs won't have Jonathan Drouin as they host the reeling Flames at the Bell Centre

The Montreal Canadiens look to return to their winning ways tonight as they host the Calgary Flames at the Bell Centre. The Habs had a five-game winning streak snapped on  Tuesday, following a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Jonathan Drouin won't be in the lineup for the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge tonight.

The forward took part in an optional skate this morning but the Canadiens will rest him for tonight's game. He's missed the last three games with a lower-body injury and has also been coping with a virus over the last few days.

The Habs will start Carey Price for the seventh straight time since being sidelined due to injury.

The Flames will be without Matthew Tkachuk, who will be suspended a game for spearing a player from the bench in last night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. If you're planning on seeing the ageless wonder that is Jaromir Jagr, he is a game-time decision for the Flames tonight as he's dealing with a lower-body injury. Finally, the Flames will start David Rittich in net.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSNGO (English), RDS (French)
In the Flames region: Sportsnet West
Elsewhere: GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Max PaciorettyPhillip DanaultAndrew Shaw
Alex GalchenyukJacob de la RosePaul Byron
Charles HudonTomas PlekanecBrendan Gallagher
Nicolas DeslauriersByron FroeseDaniel Carr


Left DefenceRight Defence
Jordie BennShea Weber
Karl AlznerJeff Petry
Jakub JerabekDavid Schlemko


Carey Price
Antti Niemi

Calgary Flames projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Johnny GaudreauSean MonahanMichael Ferland
Troy BrouwerMikael BacklundMichael Frolik
Sam BennettMark JankowskiGarnet Hathaway
Freddie HamiltonMatt StajanCurtis Lazar


Left DefenceRight Defence
Mark GiordanoDougie Hamilton
TJ BrodieTravis Hamonic
Brett KulakMichael Stone


David Rittich
Mike Smith

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