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

After an offensive explosion against Ottawa, can Montreal keep the goals coming against Minnesota?

Something has clicked in the Montreal Canadiens lineup, and they don’t seem like they’re going to slow down anytime soon.

After a start to the season where the offence has been sputtering, despite putting up high shot totals and positive possession numbers, the goals have come in waves for the Canadiens recently. A 5-1 win over the Panthers, another 5-4 win against the Rangers, and most recently, a 8-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Those games were interrupted by a shutout loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

Players such as Charles Hudon and Artturi Lehkonen were finally rewarded for their strong play this season, as they both had two-goal games, and added secondary scoring the Canadiens craved. Alex Galchenyuk, Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher also contributed to the win as they all had goals in the game.

Andrew Shaw will be in the lineup today, despite missing practice yesterday with the flu.

Tonight, they have a good chance to continue their offensive ways against the Minnesota Wild, who sits in last place in the Central Division. Carey Price will get the start tonight, as he tries to get his season on track.

For the Wild, veteran Matt Cullen is celebrating his 41st birthday. It’s also a reunion between former defence partners Shea Weber and Ryan Suter. The Wild are missing forwards Zach Parise and Charlie Coyle. Parise has not played in a game this season.

Former Hab Devan Dubnyk will get the start for Minnesota.

How to watch

Puck drop: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSNGO (English), RDS (French)
In the United States: FS-N
Elsewhere: GameCentre Live, NHL Centre Ice

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Artturi LehkonenJonathan DrouinPaul Byron
Max PaciorettyPhillip DanaultAndrew Shaw
Charles HudonTomas PlekanecBrendan Gallagher
Alex GalchenyukMichael McCarronTorrey Mitchell


Left DefenceRight Defence
Victor MeteShea Weber
Karl AlznerJordie Benn
Brandon DavidsonJeff Petry


Carey Price
Al Montoya

Injured: David Schlemko (hand), Ales Hemsky (concussion-like symptoms), Nikita Scherbak (knee)

Scratched: Jacob de la Rose, Joe Morrow

Minnesota Wild Projected Lineup


Left WingCentreRight Wing
Jason ZuckerMikko KoivuMikael Granlund
Nino NiederreiterEric StaalLuke Kunin
Marcus FolignoJoel Eriksson EkChris Stewart
Daniel WinnikMatt CullenTyler Ennis


Left DefenceRight Defence
Ryan SuterJared Spurgeon
Jonas BrodinMathew Dumba
Gustaf OlofssonMike Rielly


Devan Dubnyk
Alex Stalock

Injured: Zach Parise, Charlie Coyle

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