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.
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.