Canadiens vs. Islanders Game Thread, rosters, lines, start time, and how to watch

Habs visit Brooklyn in the final game before the All-Star Break

With All-Star weekend looming, the Canadiens look to go into the break on a good note.

A strong 5-1 win against a struggling Calgary Flames squad a few nights ago gives them some breathing space in the Atlantic Division standings, as they currently have an eight point cushion from the Ottawa Senators. Tonight, they have a chance to extend their winning ways against another struggling team.

The New York Islanders have not been able to keep up much success this season, recently firing head coach Jack Capuano, and are currently in a six-way tie for last place in the Eastern Conference. However, the Habs can’t sleep on the Islanders, as they have gone 4-1-0 in their last five.

Much of the credit for their success lately lies with their captain John Tavares, who has 6 points in those last 5 games. Thomas Greiss gets the start tonight for the Islanders, and has been one of the bright spots for New York, as he has a 23-13-7 record, accompanied by a .927 save percentage and 2.31 GAA.

No lineup changes for the Canadiens tonight, Carey Price gets the start tonight, who’s coming off very strong game against the Flames. He is 11-3-3 all time against the Islanders.

How to watch

Puck drop: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST

In the Canadiens region: SNE (English), RDS (French)

In the Islanders region: MSG+

Elsewhere: Gamecenter Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Line Up

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Alexander Radulov
Artturi Lehkonen Tomas Plekanec Paul Byron
Sven Andrighetto Brian Flynn Andrew Shaw
Daniel Carr Jacob de la Rose Torrey Mitchell
Left Defence Right Defence
Alexei Emelin Shea Weber
Nathan Beaulieu Jeff Petry
Mark Barberio Zach Redmond
Carey Price
Al Montoya

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

New York Islanders Projected Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Nikolay Kulemin John Tavares Josh Bailey
Anders Lee Brock Nelson Ryan Strome
Jason Chimera Alan Quine Anthony Beauvillier
Andrew Ladd Casey Cizikas Cal Clutterbuck
Left Defence Right Defence
Nick Leddy Adam Pelech
Scott Mayfield Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan Dennis Seidenberg
Thomas Greiss
Jean-Francois Berube

Scratches: Thomas Hickey, Shane Prince, Stephen Gionta

Injured: Mikhail Grabovski (concussion), Travis Hamonic (knee).

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