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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Flames

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

CANADIENS (7-2-0) @ FLAMES (5-4-1)

Following a minor setback against the Oilers in the Albertan capital on Monday, the Canadiens will get right back to work on Tuesday when they visit the Flames in Calgary.

The Canadiens saw their four-game win streak snapped in Edmonton as the team was unable to solve goaltender Ben Scrivens, despite taking 29 shots on net.

Carey Price, meanwhile, will be back in goal for the second half of the Habs’ back-to-back set in Alberta, after ceding his spot to Dustin Tokarski the night prior. Price has enjoyed a strong start to the season, notably allowing just four goals over his last three starts. Posting a 10-5-2 career record opposite the Flames, the 27-year-old netminder recorded a shutout the last time Montreal and Calgary met a season ago.

Head coach Michel Therrien has yet to announce whether he will make any changes to the roster on Tuesday after reinserting Nathan Beaulieu into the lineup on Monday in place of Jarred Tinordi.

The Flames for their part currently sit third in the Pacific Division with a 5-4-1 record, but are coming off a tough 3-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Saturday which was preceded by a 5-0 thumping of the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.

Jonas Hiller should get the start in goal for Calgary on Monday, benefitting from an impressive 1.78 goals against average and 0.948 save percentage so far this season.

Goalless in 10 games this year, forward Joe Colborne could nevertheless be another player to watch, as the 24-year-old is currently ranked second in the NHL with eight assists.

The Canadiens and Flames split their season series in 2013-14, each winning once at home, while the Habs hold a 56-35-15-1 record all-time against their western rivals.

The puck drops at 9:00 p.m. EST on City Montreal and RDS 2.

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