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:
|Sven Andrighetto||Alex Galchenyuk||Brendan Gallagher|
|Artturi Lehkonen||Tomas Plekanec||Alex Radulov|
|Daniel Carr||David Desharnais||Andrew Shaw|
|Phillip Danault||Torrey Mitchell||Michael McCarron|
|Nathan Beaulieu||Shea Weber|
|Andrei Markov||Jeff Petry|
|Mikhail Sergachev||Alexei Emelin|
|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|
|Matt Hunwick||Nikita Zaitsev|
|Martin Marinčin||Morgan Rielly|
|Jake Gardiner||Connor Carrick|