Game Day Preview: Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins


Time: 7:00 PM

Montreal Canadiens: (1-1-1) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-0)

The Montreal Canadiens will look to bounce back after a rough 3-0 loss on Thursday Night to the L.A. Kings. Pittsburgh is coming of a 4-2 win against the Vegas Golden Knights. Last Saturday Montreal beat Pittsburgh on the road in a 5-1 win.

Montreal will be switching up their line-up for the first time all season as Tomas Plekanec is expected to dress and take Matthew Peca’s spot in the line-up. The Habs lines for tonight look like this


Tomas Tatar-Phillip Danault-Brendan Gallagher

Jonathan Drouin-Max Domi-Artturi Lehkonen

Paul Byron- Jesperi Kotkaniemi- Joel Armia

Charles Hudon-Tomas Plekanec- Andrew Shaw


Victor Mete- Jeff Petry

Mike Reilly-Noah Juulsen

Xavier Ouellet- Jordie Benn

Carey Price will get the Start for the Habs between the pipes.

Healthy Scratches:

Keys to the Game for Montreal

For Montreal the offense should stick to what they’ve been doing all season and that’s getting pucks to the net. The one thing the Habs didn’t do in Thursday’s game was to get traffic in front of the net and screen the goaltender. If the Habs are able to get chances with the man advantage they need to produce.

On the defensive side of the game the Habs can’t turn the puck over, if they do this will kill them. The Penguins are another team who will be starting a back-up goaltender and for some reason the Habs can never figure out back-up goaltenders and they will have to find a way to figure out Casey Desmith who will most likely get the start for the Penguins between the pipes.


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