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

The Habs take on the Flames in their second-last game before the All-Star break.

With just two games left on the schedule before the All-Star break, the Canadiens look to increase their lead atop the Atlantic Division, with the Ottawa Senators hot on their heels and just eight points back and with three games at hand.

The Habs have been dealing with possibly their toughest stretch of the season schedule-wise. This will be the first week in January where the Canadiens don’t play games back-to-back. Not only have the Habs have to deal with a back-to-back for the past three weeks, but of the six games played, five were on the road (and all required travel).

With the prospect of a much-deserved break on the horizon, the Canadiens welcome the Calgary Flames to the Bell Centre. A team struggling over its last two weeks of hockey, the Flames have only produced one win in their past six games. The Flames are coming off a 4-0 loss in Toronto last night.

Puck Drop is 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST

How to watch:

Canada (English): Rogers Sportsnet East, Rogers Sportsnet West
Canada (French): RDS
Elsewhere: NHL.tv/NHL Gamecentre Live, NHL Centre Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup

Forwards

Left WingCentreRight Wing
Max PaciorettyJonathan DrouinAlex Galchenyuk
Artturi LehkonenTomas PlekanecAles Hemsky
Paul ByronPhillip DanaultAndrew Shaw
Charles HudonJacob de la RoseBrendan Gallagher

Defencemen

Left DefenceRight Defence
Victor MeteShea Weber
Karl AlznerJeff Petry
Joe MorrowJordie Benn

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Injured: Alex Galchenyuk (knee), Grey Pateryn (foot), Andrei Markov (lower body), Brendan Gallagher (fractured right hand), David Desharnais (knee)

Calgary Flames Projected Lineup

Forwards

Left WingCentreRight Wing
Evander KaneJack EichelJason Pominville
Benoit PouliotRyan O'ReillyKyle Okposo
Zemgus GirgensonsSam ReinhartSeth Griffith
Johan LarssonJacob JosefsonJordan Nolan
Left DefenceRight Defence
Nathan BeaulieuRasmus Ristolainen
Marco ScandellaMatt Tennyson
Jake McCabeViktor Antipin
Goaltenders
Robin Lehner
Chad Johnson

Injured: Garnet Hathaway (upper body), Ladislav Smid (neck)

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