#Habs: les trios sans Radulov et Plekanec— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) March 7, 2017
On the defensive side of things, we’re seeing the same setup as was put together during last practice.
#Habs: à la ligne bleue— J-F Chaumont (@JFChaumontJDM) March 7, 2017
Emelin et Nesterov en trop.
Alexander Radulov will miss his second straight contest with a lower-body injury, while the extremely durable Tomas Plekanec will miss just his fourth game of the past six seasons.
The top-six will line up the same as they did against the New York Rangers on Saturday, while Torrey Mitchell steps into Plekanec’s spot on the third line. Brian Flynn rejoins the lineup, playing with newcomers Andreas Martinsen and Steve Ott.
On the back end, Brandon Davidson will play his first game as a Hab. The former Oiler steps in the for struggling Alexei Emelin, and may be in for a challenging first assignment playing alongside Jeff Petry.
Finally, in the crease, Claude Julien will again turn to the red-hot Carey Price, hoping his star keeper can help extend his team’s win streak to six games.