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Game Preview: Canadiens (1-3-1) @ Sharks (1-3-0)

The Canadiens commence their three-game California road trip with a visit to the SAP Center on Tuesday night

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens will get to enjoy some hot weather this week, as they begin their road trip in California on Tuesday night with a dance against the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center.

On Saturday, the Habs offered up a solid effort against Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs, but ultimately fell in a 4-3 overtime decision. Six different Canadiens earned a point in the loss, as the Canadiens got goals from Jeff Petry, Jonathan Drouin - his first as a Hab - and Alex Galchenyuk.

Video: TOR@MTL: Drouin tips home his first goal with Habs

Carey Price started his fifth straight game on Saturday night, and head coach Claude Julien confirmed after practice on Monday he would be in goal again for the battle with the Sharks.

Joe Morrow will make his Habs debut against San Jose, replacing Jordie Benn on the back end. For his part, Torrey Mitchell returns to the lineup to face his former team in place of Jacob De La Rose.

The Sharks, meanwhile, are playing the last of a five-game homestand to start the regular season. They have compiled a 1-3-0 record so far, losing 3-1 to the New York Islanders in their most recent action on Saturday night.

Kevin Labanc leads all Sharks players with four points in as many games, including a two-goal night in San Jose's season opener against Philadelphia.

Bench boss Peter DeBoer has not yet announced whether Aaron Dell or Martin Jones will be between the pipes for the home side.

Puck drop is set for 10:30 p.m. The game will be televised on TSN2, RDS and NBCSN, and will be on the radio waves on TSN 690 and 98,5 fm.

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