Canadiens vs Maple Leafs: Game thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

The Toronto Auston Matthewses are in town.

The Montreal Canadiens are once again off to a great start. Just like in 2015-16, they’ve gone undefeated in regulation after eight games, and they sit atop the NHL’s standings. The Habs have scored 29 goals in that span, and thanks to some borderline immaculate play by Al Montoya and Carey Price, have only allowed 12 goals against.

The offensive production is likely to see a dip, as is the unsustainable save percentage, but in the meantime the Canadiens have a fantastic opportunity to earn two points versus the upstart Toronto Maple Leafs.  The Leafs have scored 22 goals so far this year, but are a complete mess defensively and in net, allowing 30 goals against in that span.

Toronto is led by some rookie you’ve probably never heard of.

Puck drop is 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT

How to watch:

Canada (English): CBC, City

Canada (French): TVA Sports

Online: GCL, NHL.TV

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Andrew Shaw
Alex Radulov Alex Galchenyuk Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen Tomas Plekanec Paul Byron
Phillip Danault Torrey Mitchell Brian Flynn
Left Defense
Right Defense
Alexei Emelin Shea Weber
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Greg Pateryn
Carey Price
Al Montoya

Scratched: Mikhail Sergachev

Injured: Zach Redmond (foot)

Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Not Auston Matthews Auston Matthews Wishes he was Auston Matthews
Not even half as good as Auston Matthews Dreams of Auston Matthews Auston Matthews has arrived
Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior Auston Matthews
Auston Matthews is so good Auston Matthews is the best He scores but they never win
Left Defense
Right Defense
Happy not to face Auston Matthews Secretly wants to be Auston Matthews
Once met Auston Matthews Wants to meet Auston Matthews
Jealous of Auston Matthews Auston Matthews would win a Norris
Requested a trade to the Leafs as to avoid Auston Matthews
Aspires to be in charge of Auston Matthews' towels

Scratched: A couple guys that can’t lace Matthews’ skates.

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