BLUES (5-1-0) @ CANADIENS (6-0-0)
TV: RDS2, CITY - 7:30 pm
The Canadiens-Blues game will begin on RDS2 because of tonight's Blue Jays game. Once the Blue Jays game is over, the Canadiens game will be broadcast on RDS as usual.
Still unbeaten in 2015-2016, the Habs are set to receive a visit from the St. Louis Blues Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
On Saturday, Michel Therrien’s lineup collected their sixth victory in as many games this season, as the Canadiens defeated the Red Wings by the score of 4-1.
Brendan Gallagher, Jeff Petry (game winning goal) and Brian Flynn (empty net), all scored their first goals of the campaign. With just over two minutes remaining the Habs scored an insurance marker off the stick of Tomas Plekanec, who already has five goals to his credit this season.
Coach Therrien is not expected to make any lineup changes, which means that Greg Pateryn, Jarred Tinordi and Paul Byron will still have to wait before making their season debuts.
Carey Price, who was named the NHL’s first star of the week, with a 3-0-0 record, an average of 1.33 GAA and a save percentage of .962, will get the call between the pipes for a fourth consecutive game.
In visitors’ camp, Ken Hitckcock’s troops are also off to a great start, having only suffered one defeat in six contests. Tuesday’s stop in Montreal will be the last segment of a road trip north of the border for the Blues, who prevailed 4-3 in Calgary Tuesday, 4-2 in Edmonton Wednesday, 4-3 at Vancouver Friday and 4-2 in Winnipeg Saturday.
Vladimir Tarasenko, who scored two goals in the Blue’s last game in the Manitoba capital, is currently leading both his team and the NHL in points thanks to a collection of five goals and four assists in six games.
Last season, the Canadians won both clashes against the Blues, including a 4-1 home victory at the Bell Centre and a 5-2 win at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.