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

The Habs start their Alberta series with a date in Calgary.

A road trip that began with the outdoor game in Ottawa continues tonight for the Montreal Canadiens, with a third straight visit with a Canadian team.

Tonight’s host is the Calgary Flames, who are locked in a playoff battle in the Pacific Division that will be hotly contested over the remainder of the season. The Flames fell from the third seed in the division to 10th place in the conference with unfavourable results last night, and will be hoping to match the other teams’ performances with a victory tonight.

The Canadiens are coming off a 7-5 win, and will hope the offence can be just as dynamic as it was on Tuesday night. The team is still waiting for Max Pacioretty to get going, but the team received contributions from just about everyone else in their previous game. It should give the team a shot of confidence that they’ll try to carry through what is usually a difficult holiday road trip.

Puck drop is at 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST

How to watch

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

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Nikita ScherbakPhillip DanaultArtturi Lehkonen
Alex GalchenyukJonathan DrouinBrendan Gallagher
Paul ByronJacob de la RoseLogan Shaw
Nicolas DeslauriersByron FroeseAndrew Shaw


Left DefenceRight Defence
Jordie BennJeff Petry
Karl AlznerNoah Juulsen
Mike ReillyDavid Schlemko


Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Scratched: Jacob de la Rose, Brett Lernout
Injured: Shea Weber, Ales Hemsky, Artturi Lehkonen, Al Montoya

Calgary Flames projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Brad MarchandRiley NashDavid Pastrnak
Jake DeBruskDavid KrejciRick Nash
Tommy WingelsDavid BackesBrian Gionta
Tim SchallerSean KuralyNoel Acciari


Left DefenceRight Defence
Zdeno CharaCharlie McAvoy
Torey KrugKevan Miller
Nick HoldenBrandon Carlo


Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

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