Les Canadiennes de Montreal were without two of their best players in Marie-Philip Poulin and Lauriane Rougeau last night, but you wouldn't know it, as they handily beat the Toronto Furies 5-1 on the road.
Poulin and Rougeau are in Sweden with Team Canada right now for the 4 Nations Cup.
The absence of two of Montreal's elite talents forced head coach Dany Brunet to shuffle the lines, allowing Kim Deschenes to play on Montreal's second line with rookies Leslie Oles and Katia Clement-Heydra.
Don't be surprised if you find netminder Charline Labonté between the pipes this afternoon; she got the start in both of Montreal's wins over the Brampton Thunder last weekend, and faced few shots yesterday evening as Montreal outshot Toronto 41-11.
It should be noted that the Furies were also without one of their best players in Natalie Spooner, who is also in Sweden along with Poulin and Rougeau.
You can likely expect a similar lineup across the board as you saw last night:
Canadiennes lineup @ Toronto - Oct 31
Julie Chu - Karell Emard
Cathy Chartrand - Carly Hill
Chelsea Saunders - Sophie Brault
Ann-Sophie Bettez - Caroline Ouellette - Emmanuelle Blais
Leslie Oles - Katia Clement-Heydra - Kim Deschênes
Emilie Bocchia - Alyssa Sherrard - Jordanna Peroff
Melinda Prevost - Sara Lachance - Audrey Morand
It's a 12:15 PM EST puck drop, as Les Canadiennes will look to keep pace with the Calgary Inferno as one of two undefeated teams in the CWHL.