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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Oilers

The Canadiens would like to finish off their road trip in style with a win in Edmonton on Sunday

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL (38-22-8) @ EDMONTON (35-23-9) 

The Canadiens will be trying to finish off their trip to Western Canada on a positive note on Sunday evening when they battle the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place.

Julien's troops will undoubtedly have to pay extra close attention to the NHL's top player, 20-year-old Oilers captain Connor McDavid, who currently leads the League with 75 points.

After recovering from the flu, Carey Price will be back between the pipes against Edmonton. He was unable to start against Calgary on Thursday night, forcing Al Montoya into action.

Alexander Radulov returns to the lineup after a three-game absence. Paul Byron will also be in uniform after battling the flu. Tomas Plekanec, meanwhile, is still out with an upper-body injury.

The Canadiens couldn't get much of anything going in a 5-0 loss to the Flames in their most recent outing.

Video: MTL Recap: Montoya makes 33 saves in loss to Flames

Both the Oilers and Canadiens were off on Saturday night. Edmonton dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night at home.

This will mark the second and final regular-season meeting between the two clubs. The Oilers came out on top in the first tilt, posting a 1-0 shootout win at the Bell Centre over Super Bowl weekend.

When defenseman Andrei Markov hits the ice on Sunday, he'll tie Habs legend Maurice Richard for sixth spot on the Canadiens' all-time games played list, suiting up for his 978th career game with the CH.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet and RDS.

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