Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Game Thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

It’s the last chance for several youngsters to make their mark

With the preseason winding down, the Canadiens are starting to take shape. Artturi Lehkonen has found a reasonably comfortable spot on the second line with Tomas Plekanec and Alex Radulov, Daniel Carr is making his case to earn a spot on the roster, and Nathan Beaulieu finds himself playing alongside Shea Weber.

Simply put, the current state of the Canadiens seems to be quite encouraging.

Carey Price and Shea Weber will make their preseason debut, both of them returning to the Canadiens as World Cup champions.

It could also be Mike Condon’s last game in Canadiens uniform, seeing as teams have been inquiring about his availability, and the Habs have a few goaltenders that are capable of backing up Price.

Tonight the Canadiens face the Toronto Matthews’ with a relatively final roster, which gives us a good chance to evaluate the possibilities heading into the 2016-17 season.

Max Pacioretty (flu), Paul Byron (flu), and Brian Flynn (neck) will miss the game. In Pacioretty’s place on the first line we will find Sven Andrighetto, who is being given a prime opportunity to prove his worth before the Habs are forced to make their final cuts.

How to Watch

Puck drop: 7:30 PM ET

In Canada (English): TSN4

In the Canadiens region (French): RDS

Projected lineups subject to change:

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Sven Andrighetto Alex Galchenyuk Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen Tomas Plekanec Alex Radulov
Daniel Carr David Desharnais Andrew Shaw
Phillip Danault Torrey Mitchell Michael McCarron
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nathan Beaulieu Shea Weber
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Mikhail Sergachev Alexei Emelin
Carey Price
Mike Condon
Toronto Maple Leafs projected lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Matt Martin Auston Matthews Mitch Marner
James van Riemsdyk William Nylander Zach Hyman
Connor Brown Frédérik Gauthier Kasperi Kapanen
Milan Michalek Nazem Kadri Leo Komarov
Left Defense
Right Defense
Matt Hunwick Nikita Zaitsev
Martin Marinčin Morgan Rielly
Jake Gardiner Connor Carrick
Frederik Andersen
Jhonas Enroth

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