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

The Montreal Canadiens are on a roll as of late, and they hope they can continue their dominant play and extend their season-high winning streak to four games with a rematch against the Minnesota Wild this evening at the Bell Centre.

This is the second matchup in a week between these two teams with Minnesota taking last week’s game, doubling up on the Habs 6-3. Forwards Matt Cullen, Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund, as well as defenceman Matt Dumba each had multi-point games, while Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher chipped in with two goals in a losing effort.

Since that game last Thursday in St. Paul, Montreal has won all their contests, beating Winnipeg, Chicago and Vegas in the process. Captain Max Pacioretty scored two of the game-winning goals, and rookie goaltender Charlie Lindgren has helped backstop the team with back-to-back wins, and a 5-0-0 record to start his NHL career.

For Minnesota, it seems as though they’ve gone te opposite way, having lost their last three straight since their game versus Montreal, dropping decisions against Original Six teams in Chicago, Boston, and Toronto.

Despite a two-goal performance by Wild forward Jason Zucker, it wasn’t enough last night as they fell to an Auston Matthews-less Maple Leafs team 4-2.

Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin, who left Tuesday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights after the second period, will be a game-time decision. Forward Andrew Shaw who also left Tuesday’s game was at the morning skate, and is expected to play.

Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST

How to watch

In the Canadiens region: TSN2, TSNGO (English), RDS (French)
In the Wild region: FS-N
Elsewhere: GameCentre Live, NHL Center Ice

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup


Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Max Pacioretty Phillip Danault Andrew Shaw
Alex Galchenyuk Torrey Mitchell Artturi Lehkonen
Paul Byron Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Charles Hudon Byron Froese Jacob de la Rose


Left Defence Right Defence
Victor Mete Jeff Petry
Karl Alzner Jordie Benn
Brandon Davidson Joe Morrow


Charlie Lindgren
Al Montoya

Injured: Jonathan Drouin (upper body), Ales Hemsky (concussion-like symptoms), Carey Price (lower body injury), David Schlemko (hand), Nikita Scherbak (lower body), Shea Weber (lower body).

Minnesota Wild projected lineup


Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jason Zucker Eric Staal Chris Stewart
Nino Niederreiter Mikko Koivu Mikael Granlund
Daniel Winnik Joel Eriksson Ek Luke Kunin
Marcus Foligno Matt Cullen Tyler Ennis


Left Defence Right Defence
Ryan Suter Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin Matt Dumba
Kyle Quincey Gustav Olofsson


Devan Dubnyk
Niklas Svedberg

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