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Canadiens vs. Wild: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3: Montreal Canadiens vs. Minnesota Wild

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Wild region: Bally Sports North, Bally Sports Wisconsin X
Streaming: ESPN+, RDS, Sportsnet Now

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The Canadiens once again get used to life without Kirby Dach, out with a serious knee injury that has put his season in jeopardy. In his place steps Alex Newhook, a player Kent Hughes added to the team for just such a situation, while Michael Pezzetta gets his first action of the season to fill out the forward lines.

The Wild don’t have the luxury of an extra healthy forward waiting in the wings and will therefore be going with just 11 tonight. That weakened formation could be just what the Canadiens need to ease into the matchup with some new lines and come away with another win, and the division lead.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#22 Cole Caufield #14 Nick Suzuki #49 Rafaël Harvey-Pinard
#20 Juraj Slafkovský #35 Alex Newhook #17 Josh Anderson
#70 Tanner Pearson #91 Sean Monahan #11 Brendan Gallagher
#55 Michael Pezzetta #71 Jake Evans #56 Jesse Ylönen
Left Defence Right Defence
#8 Mike Matheson #58 David Savard
#21 Kaiden Guhle #26 Johnny Kovacevic
#72 Arber Xhekaj $54 Jordan Harris
Starter Backup
#35 Samuel Montembeault #34 Jake Allen

Injured: Kirby Dach, Christian Dvorak, Chris Wideman
Scratched: Justin Barron, Cayden Primeau

Minnesota Wild projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Kirill Kaprizov Ryan Hartman Mats Zuccarello
Joel Eriksson Ek Marcus Johansson
Marcus Foligno Marco Rossi Frederick Gaudreau
Patrick Maroon Connor Dewar Brandon Duhaime
Left Defence Right Defence
Jonas Brodin Calen Addison
Jacob Middleton Brock Faber
Dakota Mermis Jon Merrill
Starter Backup
Marc-Andre Fleury Filip Gustavsson