October 22 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens: Lineups and Notes

Lukas HardonkContributor IOctober 22, 2011

James Reimer shut out the Habs last time he face them
James Reimer shut out the Habs last time he face themClaus Andersen/Getty Images

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens are set to take each other on for the second time this season, as they will faceoff at the Bell Centre in Montreal this evening.

Game time is 7 PM EST. It can be seen on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, or you can listen to it on Toronto radio AM640. You can also follow me on Twitter for live game updates, news and opinion.

Projected Leafs lines

Record: 4-1-1


Joffrey Lupul - Matthew Lombardi - Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Nazem Kadri - David Steckel - Matt Frattin
Jay Rosehill - Philippe Dupuis - Mike Brown


Carl Gunnarsson - Dion Phaneuf
Jake Gardiner - Luke Schenn
John-Michael Liles - Mike Komisarek


James Reimer
Jonas Gustavsson

Notes: Tyler Bozak took the morning skate today, he is a game time decision ... Jay Rosehill is likely to be a healthy scratch if Bozak plays ... Tim Connolly will miss tonight's game; there was speculation that he may play ... The Leafs turn to Reimer again after Gustavsson, the team's primary backup, allowed six goals against Boston ... Toronto beat Montreal 2-0 on October 6.

Projected Canadiens Lines

Record: 1-4-1


Mike Cammalleri – Tomas Plekanec - Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Erik Cole
Andrei Kostitsyn – Lars Eller – Travis Moen
Mathieu Darche - Andreas Engqvist – Aaron Palushaj


Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban
Hal Gill - Raphael Diaz
Alexei Emelin – Yannick Weber


Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Notes: Scott Gomez will miss tonight's game with an upper-body injury and is expected to be out for at least one week ... No player on the Habs roster can really be considered 'hot' right now ... Max Pacioretty leads the team in points (five) and is tied for the team lead in goals (two) ... Price hasn't played up to standards this season; he has a GAA of 2.83 and a SV% of .890.


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