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

The Habs look to win consecutive games at home.

The Montreal Canadiens are searching for a third win in four games tonight when they host the Carolina Hurricanes. It will be the final match before the All-Star break, and the last game at home until their Super Bowl matinee weekend on February 3 and 4.

Carey Price gets the start in net after carrying a shutout into the third period of the previous game versus the Colorado Avalanche. He has a chance to climb up the all-time wins leaderboard before heading to Tampa Bay to participate in the All-Star festivities.

Paul Byron has a personal five-game points streak to try to maintain, performing very well in his new role of centreman.

For the Canadiens to get the win, they will have to handle what has been a very effective power play for the Hurricanes of late. The good news is that the Habs’ penalty kill has been substantially better than it was to end the month of December, so that should be a good special teams battle to watch for tonight.

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

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSN GO (English), RDS (French)
In the Hurricanes region: FS-SE
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: Daniel Carr, Joe Morrow
Injured: Shea Weber (foot), Ales Hemsky (concussion), Andrew Shaw (lower-body), Phillip Danault (concussion)

Carolina Hurricanes 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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