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Domi looks to extend goal streak to six for Montreal; Carolina going for second win in five games

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

CANADIENS (18-15-6) at HURRICANES (23-14-2)

7 p.m. ET; FS-CR, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV

 
The Game

Max Domi will look to extend his goal streak to six games when the Montreal Canadiens play the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Tuesday.

Domi has five goals during his goal streak, the longest active streak in the NHL, and nine points (five goals, four assists) during a six-game point streak. His goal streak is the longest by a Montreal player since Max Pacioretty scored seven goals during a six-game streak from Jan. 2-15, 2015.

Goalie Charlie Lindgren will make his season debut for the Canadiens, who are 1-3-0 in four games since going 5-1-0 in the previous six.

The Hurricanes are 1-3-0 in their past four games after going 6-0-1 in their previous seven.

 
Players to Watch

Canadiens forward Nick Suzuki has eight points (one goal, seven assists) during a five-game point streak.

Hurricanes forward Lucas Wallmark has eight points (four goals, four assists) during a six-game point streak.

 
They said it

"He's here because we feel he's capable of being here and doing the job, so it's his chance tonight to help us win a hockey game." -- Canadiens coach Claude Julien on goalie Charlie Lindgren

"Montreal to me is kind of a fun team to watch actually. They play fast and fire a lot of pucks at the net. Some real good skill on that team. We're going to have to be on our toes like every night." -- Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour

 
Canadiens projected lineup

Tomas Tatar -- Phillip Danault -- Brendan Gallagher

Artturi Lehkonen -- Max Domi -- Nick Suzuki

Ryan Poehling -- Jesperi Kotkaniemi -- Nick Cousins

Lukas Vejdemo -- Nate Thompson -- Jordan Weal

Ben Chiarot -- Shea Weber

Brett Kulak -- Jeff Petry

Victor Mete -- Cale Fleury

Charlie Lindgren

Carey Price

Scratched: Christian Folin, Mike Reilly, Riley Barber

Injured: Paul Byron (upper body), Joel Armia (hand), Jonathan Drouin (wrist), Matthew Peca (knee)

 
Hurricanes projected lineup

Andrei Svechnikov -- Jordan Staal -- Warren Foegele

Nino Niederreiter -- Sebastian Aho -- Teuvo Teravainen

Ryan Dzingel -- Erik Haula -- Martin Necas

Brock McGinn -- Lucas Wallmark -- Jordan Martinook

Jaccob Slavin -- Dougie Hamilton

Jake Gardiner -- Brett Pesce

Haydn Fleury -- Joel Edmundson

Petr Mrazek

James Reimer

Scratched: Trevor van Riemsdyk

Injured: None

 
Status report

Vejdemo will make his NHL debut. … Haula did not skate for a second straight day but he is expected to play.

 
Stat pack

Tatar has five points (three goals, two assists) during a three-game point streak. … Niederreiter has five points (one goal, four assists) during a four-game point streak.

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