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

The Habs come back home trying to snap their losing streak

The Montreal Canadiens are back home for their third home game of the season, and after a rough road trip in California, they might be happy to once again be at the Bell Centre.

Of course, the alternative is that if things go south tonight against the Florida Panthers, I’m not so sure the home fans will be very forgiving.

The Habs will have a new-look lineup tonight with the recall of Nikita Scherbak and Michael McCarron from the Laval Rocket. They will play on a line beside Alex Galchenyuk.

Brandon Davidson will draw into the lineup in the place of Joe Morrow.

For the Panthers, they claimed Antti Niemi off of waivers today, but he will not be in uniform tonight as they try to survive without their starting goaltender Roberto Luongo. James Reimer will get the start tonight.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EDT / 4:30 PM PDT

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSNGO (English/Habs region), RDS (French)
In the United States: FS-F
Elsewhere: GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Nikita ScherbakPhillip DanaultArtturi Lehkonen
Alex GalchenyukJonathan DrouinBrendan Gallagher
Paul ByronJacob de la RoseLogan Shaw
Nicolas DeslauriersByron FroeseAndrew Shaw


Left DefenceRight Defence
Jordie BennJeff Petry
Karl AlznerNoah Juulsen
Mike ReillyDavid Schlemko


Antti Niemi
Charlie Lindgren

Florida Panthers projected lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Brad MarchandRiley NashDavid Pastrnak
Jake DeBruskDavid KrejciRick Nash
Tommy WingelsDavid BackesBrian Gionta
Tim SchallerSean KuralyNoel Acciari


Left DefenceRight Defence
Zdeno CharaCharlie McAvoy
Torey KrugKevan Miller
Nick HoldenBrandon Carlo


Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

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