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Lindgren to start again for Montreal with Price ailing; Vegas 1-3-1 in past six games after 8-1-0 start

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Correspondent

GOLDEN KNIGHTS (9-4-1) at CANADIENS (6-8-1)

7:30 p.m. ET; TSN2, RDS, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV 

 

The Game

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Charlie Lindgren will make his second straight start, against the Vegas Golden Knights at Bell Centre on Tuesday. 

Lindgren, recalled from Laval of the American Hockey League on Friday because Carey Price has a lower-body injury, made 38 saves for his first NHL shutout, a 2-0 win at the Chicago Blackhawks in his season debut Sunday.

The Canadiens seek their third straight win; they're 4-1-0 in their past five games following a 2-7-1 start this season.

The Golden Knights, who lost 4-3 in a shootout at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, are 1-3-1 on a six-game road trip since winning eight of their first nine games.

 

Players to watch

Golden Knights forward William Karlsson has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his past 10 games.

Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past five games.

 

They said it

"I want to play a high tempo game and that's the way we're going to play it. But the thing is, when you play that game, you better work hard coming back. And that's what we've done so far, that's why we've been successful, because we want to play an offensive game." -- Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant

"He just battles. Shot after shot, you see it in practice, he never stops working and then it paid off. He played a team with a lot of good goal scorers and he was able to shut them down. So I was pretty impressed with what he did." -- Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher on goaltender Charlie Lindgren

 

Golden Knights projected lineup

Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith

David Perron -- Erik Haula -- James Neal

Oscar Lindberg -- Cody Eakin -- Alex Tuch

Brendan Leipsic -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- Tomas Nosek

Nate Schmidt -- Luca Sbisa

Brayden McNabb -- Deryk Engelland

Colin Miller -- Shea Theodore

Maxime Lagace

Dylan Ferguson

Scratched: William Carrier, Brad Hunt, Jon Merrill

Injured: Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion), Malcolm Subban (lower body), Oscar Dansk (lower body)

 

Canadiens projected lineup

Alex Galchenyuk -- Jonathan Drouin -- Artturi Lehkonen

Max Pacioretty -- Phillip Danault -- Andrew Shaw

Paul Byron -- Tomas Plekanec -- Brendan Gallagher

Jacob De La Rose -- Michael McCarron -- Torrey Mitchell

Victor Mete -- Shea Weber

Karl Alzner -- Jeff Petry

Joe Morrow -- Jordie Benn

Charlie Lindgren

Al Montoya

Scratched: Brandon Davidson

Injured: Carey Price (lower body), Charles Hudon (upper body), Nikita Scherbak (knee), David Schlemko (hand), Ales Hemsky (concussion-like symptoms)

 

Status report

The Golden Knights did not hold a morning skate. ... Price underwent testing Monday. Canadiens coach Claude Julien said his injury is not related to the knee injury that limited Price to 12 games in 2015-16. "It's still a minor injury," Julien said. "We hope to have him on the ice in the next few days."

 

Stat pack

Marchessault has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his past eight games. … Danault has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past five games.

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