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

Credit: David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports

Game 8: Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CityTV (English), TVA Sports (French)
Streaming: ESPN+, Sportsnet+

A couple of lineup changes have been made for tonight’s game versus the Winnipeg Jets. There’s good news on defence as Kaiden Guhle is ready to return after missing a few games with an injury. He will replace AHL call-up Gustav Lindström.

The other player brought up from Laval, Joel Armia, will make his season debut, facing one of his old teams. It’s Jesse Ylönen who departs to allow Armia to slot in.

Jake Allen gets his first start since two exceptional matches last week that helped the Habs steal wins they may not have deserved. He will hope the improvements witnessed on Thursday will carry into this game and make his life a bit easier.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#22 Cole Caufield #14 Nick Suzuki #17 Josh Anderson
#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 #40 Joel Armia
Left Defence Right Defence
#8 Mike Matheson #52 Justin Barron
#21 Kaiden Guhle #72 Arber Xhekaj
$54 Jordan Harris #26 Johnny Kovacevic
Starter Backup
#34 Jake Allen #35 Samuel Montembeault

Injured: Kirby Dach, Christian Dvorak, David Savard, Chris Wideman
Scratched: Gustav Lindström, Cayden Primeau, Jesse Ylönen

Winnipeg Jets projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Kyle Connor Mark Scheifele Alex Iafallo
Cole Perfetti Vladislav Namestnikov Nikolaj Ehlers
Nino Niederreiter Adam Lowry Mason Appleton
Morgan Barron Rasmus Kupari David Gustafsson
Left Defence Right Defence
Josh Morrissey Dylan DeMelo
Brenden Dillon Neal Pionk
Dylan Samberg Nate Schmidt
Starter Backup
Laurent Brossoit Connor Hellebuyck