Canadiens vs. Jets game thread, rosters, lines and how to watch

Can the Canadiens get their fourth road-win in a row?

After stitching together a three-game road winning streak, the Canadiens returned to the Bell Centre Monday night and fell flat against one of the teams they’ll be competing with for dominance of the Eastern Conference from here until the end of the season.

Tonight, the Canadiens are in Central Division territory where their opponent, the Winnipeg Jets, are four points back of third place in the Division and only one back of a Wildcard spot.

The Jets have been keeping pace in the standings to give themselves hope for a second playoff berth in modern team history, but will be in tough without rookie superstar Patrik Laine in the lineup, sidelined with a concussion for an unknown amount of time. With 21 goals, Laine is responsible for 17.7 percent of his team’s goal production.

With the Canadiens playing tomorrow night in Minnesota, Al Montoya will get the start tonight against the Jets. Montoya has won his last two starts after surrendering losses in his previous three starts.

Tomas Plekanec missed this morning’s practice with the flu and his presence in the lineup tonight will be a game-time decision.

How to Watch

Start time: 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST
In Canada: Rogers Sportsnet (English), RDS (French)
Everywhere Else/ Online Stream: Live, NHL Centre Ice

Projected Montreal Canadiens Lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Max PaciorettyPhillip DanaultAlexander Radulov
Artturi LehkonenTomas PlekanecPaul Byron
Sven AndrighettoTorrey MitchellBrian Flynn
Daniel CarrMichael McCarronChris Terry


Left DefenceRight Defence
Alexei EmelinShea Weber
Nathan BeaulieuJeff Petry
Mark BarberioZach Redmond


Carey Price
Al Montoya

Injured: Tomas Plekanec (flu), Alex Galchenyuk (knee), David Desharnais (knee), Greg Pateryn (fractured ankle), Andrew Shaw (concussion), Andrei Markov (lower-body)


Projected Winnipeg Jets Lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Zach PariseEric StaalCharlie Coyle
Jason ZuckerMikko KoivuMikael Granlund
Nino NeiderreiterErik HaulaJason Pominville
Chris StewartTyler GraovacJordan Schroeder


Left DefenceRight Defence
Ryan SuterJared Spurgeon
Jonas BrodinChristian Folin
Marco ScandellaMatt Dumba


Devan Dubnyk
Darcy Kuemper

Injured: Patrik Laine (concussion), Mark Dano (leg), Tyler Myers (lower-body)

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