There will be one lineup change tonight as Yannick Weber sits and Mathieu Darche rejoins Benoit Pouliot and Jeff Halpern.
The thinking is pretty simple – it’s better to have the Halpern line at full strength in 5-on-5 situations than to have Weber available for spot duty on the power play, especially when the Canadiens don’t get a lot of power play chances and Weber is on the second unit.
Scott Gomez is at his usual spot on the No. 2 line and he worked on his shooting this morning. He and linemate Travis Moen were on the ice for an extra half hour in addition to the usual morning skate.
Goaltender Carey Price makes his 21st start in 22 games.