Canadiens vs. Penguins: Game thread, roster, lines, and how to watch

The Habs welcome the defending Stanley Cup champions for their home opener

After earning three points in their first two games, the Montreal Canadiens will be playing their first home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Mikhail Sergachev will return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch against the Ottawa Senators in place of Greg Pateryn. The Penguins are a tougher opponent but Michel Therrien will have the benefit of last change. Brian Flynn also draws into the lineup for Daniel Carr.

Al Montoya is set to make his third straight start. Carey Price skated with the team today but is not ready to return.

For the Penguins, they are coming off of a overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche last night. Marc-Andre Fleury will get his second start in as many nights for Pittsburgh disappointing many who would have liked to see former Habs goaltender Mike Condon.

Game starts at 7:30 PM EDT

How to Watch:
In Canada (French): TVA Sports
In Canada (English): Sportsnet 360
Anywhere else: NHL Gamecenter, NHL Center Ice
Pittsburgh: ROOT Sports

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty
Alex Galchenyuk
Brendan Gallagher
Artturi Lehkonen
Tomas Plekanec
Alexander Radulov
Paul Byron
David Desharnais
Andrew Shaw
Phillip Danault
Torrey Mitchell
Brian Flynn
Left Defense
Right Defense
Nathan Beaulieu
Shea Weber
Andrei Markov Jeff Petry
Alexei Emelin
Mikhail Sergachev
Al Montoya
Charlie Lindgren

Scratched: Zack Redmond, Greg Pateryn, Daniel Carr
Injured: Carey Price (flu)

Pittsburgh Penguins projected lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Scott Wilson
Evgeni Malkin
Patric Hornqvist
Carl Hagelin
Nick Bonino
Phil Kessel
Chris Kunitz
Matt Cullen
Conor Sheary
Tom Sestito
Matt Cullen
Tom Kuhnhackl
Left Defense
Right Defense
Brian Dumoulin
Kris Letang
Olli Maataa Trevor Daley
Ian Cole
Justin Schultz
Marc-Andre Fleury
Mike Condon

Scratched: Derrick Pouliot
Injured: Sidney Crosby (concussion), Matt Murray (hand)

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