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EDM@MTL: Five things you need to know

The Canadiens made only one lineup change from Saturday's game: goaltender Carey Price will be between the pipes to face the Oilers

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here are five things you need to know ahead of Sunday's afternoon game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Bell Centre.

1 - The Canadiens play their second game in as many days after falling to the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime at the Bell Centre on Saturday. Youngster Jesperi Kotkaniemi gave the Canadiens an early lead with his seventh tally of the season, but Devils forward Nico Hischier scored two goals, including the overtime winner, to help New Jersey over Montreal. Antti Niemi got the start for the hosts and stopped 24 of the 27 shots he faced.

Video: MTL Recap: Kotkaniemi, Danault score in 3-2 OT loss

2 - This is the 28th time the Canadiens play a game on the day of the Super Bowl, and they have a 15-10-1-1 record on those days. The Habs and Oilers are meeting for the second and final time this season, with Edmonton winning the first showdown 6-2 on November 13 at Rogers Place.

3 - After serving his suspension for sitting out the All-Star Game, Carey Price will be back in nets on Sunday afternoon to take on the Oilers. Max Domi, for his part, equalled his 45-point haul from last season with an assist against the Devils. Phillip Danault, meanwhile, beat his goals total from 2017-18 when he scored his ninth of the season on Saturday.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Dimanche 3 f��vrier: seul changement �� l���alignement des Canadiens contre les Oilers - Carey Price devant le filet / Sunday, Feb. 3: only lineup change for the Canadiens - Carey Price will be in net against the Oilers. #GoHabsGo

4 - The Oilers are going through a rough patch at the moment, having lost four straight games including their most recent one, a 5-4 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Captain Connor McDavid scored his 30th goal of the season in the loss, and he also leads his club with 75 points. Leon Draisaitl sits behind him in both goals (27) and points (61) on the Oilers.

5 - Puck drop is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. You can catch all the action on RDS and Sportsnet on television, and on TSN 690 and 98,5 fm on the radio. This is the second and final game of the annual Family Weekend, presented by Canadian Tire. Six thousand flag-capes will be offered to families through the doors on a first-come, first-served basis. Young fans have been selected to play special roles throughout the afternoon, helping out to announce the starting lineup, sing the national anthem, and offer up entertainment as a guest DJ. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. For tickets, click here.

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