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

The Habs look to extend their winning streak to four games.

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 WingCentreRight Wing
Max PaciorettyPhillip DanaultAndrew Shaw
Alex GalchenyukTorrey MitchellArtturi Lehkonen
Paul ByronTomas PlekanecBrendan Gallagher
Charles HudonByron FroeseJacob de la Rose


Left DefenceRight Defence
Victor MeteJeff Petry
Karl AlznerJordie Benn
Brandon DavidsonJoe 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 WingCentreRight Wing
Jason ZuckerEric StaalChris Stewart
Nino NiederreiterMikko KoivuMikael Granlund
Daniel WinnikJoel Eriksson EkLuke Kunin
Marcus FolignoMatt CullenTyler Ennis


Left DefenceRight Defence
Ryan SuterJared Spurgeon
Jonas BrodinMatt Dumba
Kyle QuinceyGustav Olofsson


Devan Dubnyk
Niklas Svedberg

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