CANUCKS (4-4-1) at CANADIENS (8-0-1)
7:30 p.m. ET; SN, RDS, NHL.TV
Canucks team scope
Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins confirmed forwards Alexandre Burrows (neck) and Derek Dorsett (shoulder) are ready to return, but defenseman Christopher Tanev, who has missed the past three games because of a lower-body injury, will be a game-time decision. Defensemen Troy Stecher and Tom Nilsson were reassigned to Utica of the American Hockey League following the morning skate, an indication Tanev could be cleared to play. The Canucks begin a six-game road trip having lost five straight (0-4-1) since winning their first four games. "That's one of the biggest challenges in this league," Burrows said after an optional morning skate at Bell Centre. "We weren't as good as everybody was saying when we started off 4-0, and we're not as bad as people are saying right now with our losing streak going on right now, so you've got to stay even keel. But if we do the right things out there, play well structurally, we have good goaltending, we can get on the power play and score some goals there, we'll be in this game tonight and we'll try to make the most of it."
Canadiens team scope
The Montreal Canadiens have won seven straight and are the only team yet to lose in regulation. Despite the remarkable start, left wing Max Pacioretty said they are not getting overconfident about their success in October. The Canadiens won their first nine games last season before losing in Vancouver. "We're paying attention to all the little details and just trying to make sure we improve every day," Pacioretty said. "We're not perfect. We know that. We've just got to have the right mindset, though, that when something does pop up, that we try and tackle it right away and make sure that it doesn't linger. We didn't like our full 60 minutes against Toronto. There were some lapses in areas that we want to improve and we're looking to do so tonight."
Canucks projected lineup
Daniel Sedin -- Henrik Sedin -- Jannik Hansen
Markus Granlund -- Brandon Sutter -- Loui Eriksson
Sven Baertschi -- Bo Horvat -- Jake Virtanen
Alexandre Burrows -- Brendan Gaunce -- Derek Dorsett
Alexander Edler -- Christopher Tanev
Ben Hutton -- Erik Gudbranson
Luca Sbisa -- Philip Larsen
Scratched: Jack Skille, Nikita Tryamkin, Alex Biega
Injured: Jayson Megna (shoulder), Anton Rodin (knee)
Canadiens projected lineup
Alexander Radulov -- Alex Galchenyuk -- Brendan Gallagher
Max Pacioretty -- David Desharnais -- Andrew Shaw
Artturi Lehkonen -- Tomas Plekanec -- Paul Byron
Phillip Danault -- Torrey Mitchell -- Brian Flynn
Alexei Emelin -- Shea Weber
Andrei Markov -- Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu -- Greg Pateryn
Injured: Zach Redmond (broken foot)
Hansen had an interesting perspective on playing with the Sedin twins. "It's very easy, and it's very hard," Hansen said. "I know it's a little contradicting, but you're getting opportunities, you're getting shots from better position, but you're probably going to see a lot of Weber tonight too. So it goes hand in hand. You're seeing tough matchups but they tend to get you the puck in prime scoring position."... Canadiens coach Michel Therrien will use the same lineup from a 2-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday … Defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, 18, was returned to Windsor of the OHL on Monday.
Miller allowed three goals in his past two starts despite losing each game. ... Price has won each of his five starts with a 1.40 goals-against average and .954 save percentage. … Weber, who was named the NHL Second Star of October on Monday, has four goals and eight points in his past six games. ... Galchenyuk has two goals and an assist in his past two games, beginning with Radulov joining his line in the third period of Montreal's 3-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 27. ... Radulov had two assists Saturday.