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

Credit: David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports

Game 72: Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Flyers region: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Streaming: ESPN+, RDS, TSN+

After Samuel Montembeault ended his personal losing streak in Colorado, he cedes the crease to Cayden Primeau for the first game back at home. There are a lot of tough opponents on the schedule, and though the Flyers are one of the playoff teams the Habs will face, they have the weakest offence, so it’s a good chance to get Primeau in. It’s also true that the younger goalie has already earned a point versus the Flyers this season, in Philadelphia when he lost 3-2 in a shootout.

Martin St-Louis is happy enough with the effort he saw in his return behind the bench to keep the rest of the lineup intact. The Canadiens had a great performance versus a potent Avalanche team, maintaining their defensive structure for 60 minutes. Tonight they can probably afford to take more chances on offence given how challenged the Flyers are to score goals, but they will first need to break down the defensive wall John Tortorella’s team has ridden to its current standing.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#22 Cole Caufield #14 Nick Suzuki #20 Juraj Slafkovský
#11 Brendan Gallagher #35 Alex Newhook #40 Joel Armia
#17 Josh Anderson #71 Jake Evans #56 Jesse Ylönen
#55 Michael Pezzetta #36 Colin White #49 Rafaël Harvey-Pinard
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, Joshua Roy, Chris Wideman
Scratched: Johnny Kovacevic, Tanner Pearson

Philadelphia Flyers projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Owen Tippett Morgan Frost Travis Konecny
Joel Farabee Scott Laughton Bobby Brink
Tyson Foerster Ryan Poehling Garvet Hathaway
Olle Lycksell Sean Couturier Cam Atkinson
Left Defence Right Defence
Cam York Travis Sanheim
Adam Ginning Ronnie Attard
Egor Zamula Erik Johnson
Starter Backup
Samuel Ersson Felix Sandstrom

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