Canadiens vs. Oilers: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

The Habs will look for all four lines to contribute against Edmonton.

The Montréal Canadiens don't have much time to dwell on the loss in their last game, as the Edmonton Oilers were already in town waiting to play on Sunday before that game even got under way.

They might be without Phillip Danault, who left the third period on Saturday with an apparent upper-body injury. He is likely to be a game-time decision, and if he is unable to play, David Desharnais will likely take his place into the lineup. This could be a good opportunity to put Alex Galchenyuk on the top line, to see if he could get going offensively.

This will be the first time that the Canadiens face Connor McDavid and the Oilers this season. The Oilers are coming into the game with a three-game losing streak, so the Habs should be ready for a high-flying team with plenty of energy to come at them. The Canadiens' key to victory will be to apply continuous pressure in the Oilers zone, preventing the opposing attack from having the puck for too long.

Puck drop is at 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

How to watch

In Canada: Sportsnet (English), RDS (French)
Elsewhere: Gamecentre Live, NHL Centre Ice

Montréal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Max PaciorettyJonathan DrouinAlex Galchenyuk
Artturi LehkonenTomas PlekanecAles Hemsky
Paul ByronPhillip DanaultAndrew Shaw
Charles HudonJacob de la RoseBrendan Gallagher


Left DefenceRight Defence
Victor MeteShea Weber
Karl AlznerJeff Petry
Joe MorrowJordie Benn


Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Injured: Brendan Gallagher (fractured hand)

Scratched: Brian Flynn, Greg Pateryn

Edmonton Oilers projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Evander KaneJack EichelJason Pominville
Benoit PouliotRyan O'ReillyKyle Okposo
Zemgus GirgensonsSam ReinhartSeth Griffith
Johan LarssonJacob JosefsonJordan Nolan
Left DefenceRight Defence
Nathan BeaulieuRasmus Ristolainen
Marco ScandellaMatt Tennyson
Jake McCabeViktor Antipin
Robin Lehner
Chad Johnson

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