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

With the trade deadline now behind them, the teams settle in for the final quarter of the season.

The trade deadline has come and gone, leaving the Philadelphia Flyers relatively intact, but snatching away some of the already thin centre depth the Montreal Canadiens possessed.

For the first time in his career, Tomas Plekanec will be playing for a team other than the Canadiens tonight, as the brunt of the burden now falls on Phillip Danault, whom Marc Bergevin regards as Plekanec’s successor.

Danault, Jonathan Drouin and co. will get a test tonight in a Flyers team that has won five straight games (including one at the Habs’ expense a week ago) and is on an 11-game points streak. Containing Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek has proven difficult for the team in their two previous February meetings, and things aren’t going to get any easier with the top shutdown centre no longer in the mix.

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

How to watch

In Canada: TSN2, TSN GO (English), RDS (French)
In the Flyers region: NBCSP
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: Byron Froese, Nikita Scherbak, Mike Reilly
Injured: Ales Hemsky (concussion), Carey Price (concussion), Andrew Shaw (lower-body), Shea Weber (foot)

Philadelphia Flyers 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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