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Game Preview: Canadiens vs. Penguins

Habs host defending Stanley Cup champs in 2016-17 home opener

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MTL (1-0-1) vs. PIT (2-0-1)

The Canadiens open their 2016-17 home season against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

Saturday, the Habs fell 4-3 in a shootout to the Ottawa Senators, despite coming back from a 2-0 deficit to take the lead in the third. Jeff Petry scored two goals and Al Montoya made 35 saves in the loss.

The American netminder will be back in goal for the Habs while Carey Price continues to recover from the flu.

Like Montoya, Alexander Radulov, Andrew Shaw, Artturi Lehkonen, Shea Weber and Mikhail Sergachev will all be playing a first regular season game in their new Habs uniforms at the Bell Centre.

After sitting out Saturday's game in Ottawa, Sergachev will be back in the lineup alongside Alexei Emelin, in place of Greg Pateryn.

Brian Flynn draws into the lineup as well in place of Daniel Carr.

The visitors meanwhile, are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday in Pittsburgh. Matt Cullken (1G-1A) picked up two points in the loss.

Marc-Andre Fleury will get the start in goal for the Penguins.

Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and will be broadcast on SN360 and TVA Sports.

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