Montreal Canadiens lineup vs. Penguins: Tomas Plekanec and Karl Alzner remain out

Team makes no changes before the second game of the season.

The Montreal Canadiens will not make any changes prior to their second game of the season in Pittsburgh as they take on the Penguins.

After a hard-fought loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tomas Plekanec will once again be on the outside looking in, as the Canadiens made no changes to their forward lines. Nikita Scherbak is also going to sit out a second straight game. That means Matthew Peca, Andrew Shaw, and Charles Hudon will get another look.

It’s another chance for Jesperi Kotkaniemi to prove his worth against the Penguins, another team with as deep a centre group as the Maple Leafs in the second game of nine before the Canadiens will be forced to make a decision.

On defence, there were no changes which means that Xavier Ouellet and Jordie Benn remain in the lineup, and Karl Alzner remains out.

This is obviously a vote of confidence from Claude Julien to the lineup that played very well against Toronto.

Carey Price will be getting the start.

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