On Saturday, the Canadiens (0-1-2) hit the road in search of their first victory of the preseason. They’re off to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs (3-1-0). Here are tonight’s game notes.
This is the second matchup of the exhibition season already between these two teams after going nearly a decade between September games. On Tuesday, the Leafs pulled out an early overtime victory as Jake Gardiner scored with the man advantage just sixteen seconds into the extra frame to win 2-1.
Both teams were in action on Friday night and neither squad came home with a victory. Montreal dropped an ugly 5-1 decision to Chicago while the Leafs allowed five goals in the second half of their game vs the Sabres, losing 6-4.
Here are the projected lineups for the game:
Potential Montreal Lines:
Fleischmann – Desharnais – Weise
Carr- de la Rose – Kassian
Andrighetto – McCarron – Smith-Pelly
Holloway – Gregoire – Thomas
Tinordi – Pateryn
Barberio – Dietz
Hanley – Ellis
Projected Toronto Lines:
van Riemsdyk – Bozak – Setoguchi
Matthias – Holland – Boyes
Komarov – Nylander – Hyman
Glencross – Froese – Kapanen
Gardiner – Robidas
Marincin – Polak
Brennan – Fraser
– The Habs made 17 cuts prior to practice, all of whom were assigned to St. John’s. Among the notables were Brett Lernout, Tim Bozon, and Zach Fucale but there were no real surprises. Several players from this game will likely be joining them in the near future. There are now 40 players left in camp, 24 forwards, 13 defencemen, and three goalies.
– 2015 1st round pick Noah Juulsen skated with the rest of the team in practice for the first time as he continues his recovery from his concussion.
Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST. RDS has the game regionally while Sportsnet is broadcasting the game nationwide.