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GAME THREAD 17/82: Vegas Golden Knights at Montreal Canadiens

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Come chat with us as Max Pacioretty returns to Montreal!

Vegas Golden Knights v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Tonight is the night Max Pacioretty has been waiting for since Sept. 9. That’s the night the Canadiens traded him to the Golden Knights, and tonight’s the night he’ll return to Montreal to face his former team for the first time in his career.

It’s also a night Tomas Tatar has had circled on his calendar since that same night in September, as he was part of the package Vegas gave up to acquire Pacioretty. Tatar has gotten off to a great start to the season, scoring six goals and 14 points in 16 games.

Marc-Andre Fleury and the Knights will look to make it two wins in a row after picking up a 5-3 win against Ottawa the other night. Vegas (7-8-1) has a chance to reach .500 with a win tonight. Antti Niemi will man the crease for Montreal (8-5-3) as the Habs look to bounce back from a 6-5 overtime loss to the Sabres.

Here are the projected lineups for both clubs:

Golden Knights

Marchessault — Karlsson — Smith
Pacioretty — Eakin — Tuch
Nosek — Carpenter — Hyka
Carrier — Bellemare — Reaves

Miller — McNabb
Theodore — Holdn
Merrill — Hunt

Fleury
Subban

Canadiens

Tatar — Phillip DanaultBrendan Gallagher
Jonathan DrouinMax DomiAndrew Shaw
Kenny AgostinoJesperi KotkaniemiArtturi Lehkonen
Nicolas DeslauriersMatthew PecaCharles Hudon

Jordie BennJeff Petry
Karl AlznerMike Reilly
Xavier OuelletVictor Mete

Niemi
Carey Price

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