Habs lines versus the Leafs: Andrighetto on the first line
With Max Pacioretty out of the lineup, Sven Andrighetto gets his chance to shine
The Canadiens face the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight during their last game of the preseason, and with captain Max Pacioretty suffering from the flu, speedy winger Sven Andrighetto has been promoted to the first line.
#Habs lines vs #Leafs— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) October 6, 2016
(67 has flu)
It’s worth noting that both Paul Byron (flu) and Brian Flynn (neck) are still injured.
The second line is untouched, and will look to build on their strong performance versus the Bruins earlier this week.
Michael McCarron will get his last chance to show the Habs what he brings to the table, although we shouldn’t be surprised if he finds himself on a plane heading to St. John’s once everything is said and done.
As for the defensive pairings, we’ll get to see Shea Weber in action for the first time.
#Habs D & G vs #Leafs:— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) October 6, 2016
Beaulieu - Weber
Markov - Petry
Emelin - Sergachev
He’s playing alongside Nathan Beaulieu, and frankly it’s probably the best combination in terms of maximizing Shea Weber’s value.
As for the goaltenders, it’s Carey Price that gets the start tonight. Mike Condon will serve as his backup.
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