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

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Game 6: Montreal Canadiens vs. New Jersey Devils

How to watch

Start time: 7:15 PM EDT / 4:15 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Devils region: MSGSN2
Streaming: RDS, TSN

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Martin St-Louis has made a couple of surprising moves ahead of his team’s third game in four days. First, he has left Joel Armia in the press box, wanting to keep a winning group intact rather than add in a new body. Cayden Primeau will also get his first start of the season over Samuel Montembeault, thrust into a match versus one of the league’s top offensive teams.

One change was necessary after David Savard went down with an injury last night. His replacement is Gustav Lindström who was called up from the AHL to take a spot. The right-shot defenceman was brought in from Detroit in the Jeff Petry deal, and will play his first game in a Habs jersey.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#22 Cole Caufield #14 Nick Suzuki #24 Lias Andersson
#49 Rafaël Harvey-Pinard #35 Alex Newhook #20 Juraj Slafkovský
#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 #52 Justin Barron
$54 Jordan Harris #26 Johnny Kovacevic
#72 Arber Xhekaj #27 Gustav Lindström
Starter Backup
#30 Cayden Primeau #35 Samuel Montembeault

Injured: Kirby Dach, Christian Dvorak, Kaiden Guhle, David Savard, Chris Wideman
Scratched: Jake Allen, Joel Armia

New Jersey Devils projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Tyler Toffoli Jack Hughes Timo Meier
Ondrej Palat Nico Hischier Jesper Bratt
Dawson Mercer Erik Haula Alexander Holtz
Curtis Lazar Michael McLeod Nathan Bastian
Left Defence Right Defence
Jonas Siegenthaler Dougie Hamilton
Kevin Bahl John Marino
Luke Hughes Brendan Smith
Starter Backup
Vitek Vanecek Akira Schmid