CALGARY - The Flames are expected to make a couple of changes up front this evening when they host the Canadiens.
Matthew Tkachuk, Elias Lindholm, and Andrew Mangiapane could play together, Dillon Dube is expected to play alongside Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund, and Johnny Gaudreau is slated to skate with Milan Lucic and Derek Ryan.
These lines are based on yesterday's skate as the team held an optional morning skate this morning.
In addition, the Flames made a couple of roster moves this morning, assigning Austin Czarnik to the Stockton Heat and recalling Zac Rinaldo. Rinaldo, Mark Jankowski, and Michael Stone are expected to be healthy scratches this evening.
Here are tonight's projected lines, pairings and starting goaltender:
Matthew Tkachuk - Elias Lindholm - Andrew Mangiapane
Dillon Dube - Sean Monahan - Mikael Backlund
Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Johnny Gaudreau
Sam Bennett - Tobias Rieder - Michael Frolik
Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic
Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Andersson
Tonight's game starts at 7:00 p.m. MT with Sportsnet West carrying the television broadcast. Limited tickets are available HERE.