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

Montreal faces the newest expansion team for the first time.

The Montreal Canadiens welcome the Vegas Golden Knights to the Bell Centre for the first time tonight, and while in the summer you would have expected to see Marc-Andre Fleury against Carey Price, tonight’s goaltending matchup is... decidedly not that.

Charlie Lindgren will get his second straight start after a shutout in Chicago on Sunday, while Maxime Lagace should start for the Golden Knights. Vegas played last night in Toronto, so there is a chance that emergency call up Dylan Ferguson will play his first NHL game.

Charles Hudon seems poised for a return to the lineup after missing the Blackhawks game with an upper body injury. Jacob de la Rose will sit for Hudon.

Vegas is a surprising 9-4-1 this season and are led by James Neal who scored his eighth goal of the season last night in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs. Reilly Smith and Deryk Engelland also scored for the Golden Knights.

They are in the final game of a six game road trip and they are 1-3-1 through the first five games. Their only win was against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSNGO (English), RDS (French)
In the Golden Knights region: ATTSN-RM
Elsewhere: GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Alex GalchenyukJonathan DrouinArtturi Lehkonen
Max PaciorettyPhillip DanaultAndrew Shaw
Paul ByronTomas PlekanecBrendan Gallagher
Charles HudonMichael McCarronTorrey Mitchell


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


Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Scratched: Brandon Davidson
Injured: Ales Hemsky (concussion), Carey Price (lower body), Nikita Scherbak (knee), David Schlemko (hand)

Vegas Golden Knights projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Jonathan MarchessaultWilliam KarlssonReilly Smith
David PerronErik HaulaJames Neal
Oscar LindbergCody EakinAlex Tuch
Brendan LeipsicPierre-Edouard BellemareTomas Nosek


Left DefenceRight Defence
Nate SchmidtLuca Sbisa
Brayden McNabbDeryk Engelland
Colin MillerShea Theodore


Maxime Lagace
Dylan Ferguson

Scratched: William Carrier, Jon Merrill, Brad Hunt,
Injured: Marc-Andre Fleury, Clayton Stoner, Malcolm Subban, Oscar Dansk, probably some goalie they haven’t even drafted yet

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