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IT'S

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TONITE OUR

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TRAVEL TO BROOKLYN TO TAKE ON THE

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7:30 PM RDS, SNE, MSG, TSN Radio 690

Canadiens team scope: Montreal will have Carey Price back in goal for its first visit to Barclays Center. Price hasn't played since Oct. 30 because of a lower-body injury, but coach Michel Therrien said after a 3-2 home loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday that Price will get the start. Condon has played nine consecutive games, but opponents scored the first three goals in each of the Canadiens' three previous games. "It was one of those nights," Therrien said of the loss to the Coyotes. "It wasn't a lack of effort." Center Torrey Mitchell did not make the trip after sustaining a lower-body injury Thursday, and defenseman Alexei Emelin (lower body) didn't play against Arizona and will miss the two games this weekend. With Price's return, the Canadiens sent goalie Dustin Tokarski back to St. John's of the American Hockey League.
Islanders team scope: Defenseman Travis Hamonic feels the home-and-home series with the Canadiens, which concludes Sunday in Montreal, is "a big test for us. I always like to play those big games, so I'm excited." The 25-year-old defenseman spent most of his time after practice Thursday addressing the news that he has asked to be traded somewhere closer to his Winnipeg home for personal reasons. He said the situation won't affect his play. "It hasn't been an issue for me so far this season. I continue to try to work hard and win here," he said. "That's our goal, and one thing I can guarantee and promise is it's not going change how I play on the ice." Center Mikhail Grabovski, who left New York's 5-2 win against Arizona on Monday with an upper-body injury, was back at practice Wednesday. Jaroslav Halak, who made 31 saves in the win against Arizona, likely will be back in goal.

Expected lineups below.

Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gallagher
Fleischmann - Desharnais - Weise

Eller - Galchenyuk - Semin*

Byron - Flynn - Smith-Pelly

Markov - Subban

Beaulieu - Petry

Gilbert - Pateryn

Price

Condon

vs

Nelson - Tavares - Okposo

Lee - Nielsen - Bailey

Kulemin - Grabovski - Bernier

Martin - Cizikas - Clutterbuck

Hamonic - De Haan

Leddy - Boychuk

Strait - Zidlicky

Halak
Greiss

Canadiens have won four straight and seven of eight against the Islanders, including a 4-1 home victory Nov. 5.

Kevin's GDT Record 5-0-2

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Thanks Kevin! Nice record. ;)

Semin on the 4th line with Flynn and DSP. Byron with Galchenyuk and Eller.


So..

Pacioretty-Plekanec-Gallagher

Eller-Galchenyuk-Byron

Fleischmann-DD-Weise

DSP-Flynn-Semin

I could be upset, but I can't act surprised. At least it is something different?

I know the real reason Semin hasn't been shooting well. He hasn't been using enough sticks.

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