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Canadiens @ Flames: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Game 67: Montreal Canadiens @ Calgary Flames

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, CityTV (English), TVA Sports (French)
Streaming: CBC Gem, ESPN+, Sportsnet+

Playing some good hockey even though they’re getting frustrated by the results, the Canadiens have begun their annual trip to Western Canada. It’s their last long stretch away from the Bell Centre this season as the 2023-24 campaign winds down.

Neither the Canadiens nor the Calgary Flames will be playing beyond their 82nd game this year, a third consecutive year missing the playoffs for Montreal and a second for Calgary after they finished atop the Pacific Division in 2022. Montreal is on the verge of becoming a perennial playoff team once more; Calgary is about to go through the rebuilding years the Canadiens are emerging from.

The Canadiens will be playing this game without head coach Martin St-Louis, who headed home this afternoon and will be away from the team for family reasons. If the Habs needed any motivation to play well versus the only Canadian non-playoff club they’ll face over the next few days, it will be to show the coach that they can keep up the level he’s had them playing at throughout the month of March while he takes care of more important matters.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#22 Cole Caufield #14 Nick Suzuki #20 Juraj Slafkovský
#89 Joshua Roy #35 Alex Newhook #40 Joel Armia
#11 Brendan Gallagher #71 Jake Evans #17 Josh Anderson
#49 Rafaël Harvey-Pinard #36 Colin White #70 Tanner Pearson
Left Defence Right Defence
#8 Mike Matheson #21 Kaiden Guhle
#72 Arber Xhekaj #58 David Savard
$47 Jayden Struble $54 Jordan Harris
Starter Backup
#30 Cayden Primeau #35 Samuel Montembeault

Injured: Kirby Dach, Christian Dvorak, Chris Wideman
Scratched: Johnny Kovacevic, Michael Pezzetta, Jesse Ylönen

Calgary Flames projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jonathan Huberdeau Nazem Kadri Martin Pospisil
Andrew Mangiapane Mikael Backlund Blake Coleman
Dryden Hunt Yegor Sharangovich Matt Coronato
Jakob Pelletier Kevin Rooney Walker Duehr
Left Defence Right Defence
Oliver Kylington Rasmus Andersson
MacKenzie Weegar Daniil Miromanov
Nikita Okhotyuk Brayden Pachal
Starter Backup
Dustin Wolf Dan Vladar

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