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Samuel Montembeault to face Ducks tonight

The Montreal Canadiens conducted a training session this afternoon in Anaheim in preparation for tonight’s game against the Ducks.

Reporters on hand were quick to note that no changes had been made to Martin St-Louis’ lineup since yesterday’s practice.

Brendan Gallagher will get his chance on the team’s first unit, while Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield will be separated.

Among goaltenders, Samuel Montembeault will get the start against the Ducks.

Mattias Norlinder was recalled yesterday and joined the team in California earlier today. He was on the ice with his teammates, but barring a last-minute change, he’s not expected to play tonight because he’s been traveling so much in the last few hours.

Jayden Struble is expected to take Jordan Harris’ place in the lineup. The latter made the trip with the team, but returned to Montreal with a lower-body injury.

The big defenseman has had an excellent start to the season in Laval and has been rewarded. This will be Jayden Struble’s first career NHL game. It will be a great moment for the man nicknamed “the Greek god” since his selection in the 2019 draft.

Martin St-Louis’ men have lost their last four outings and will be looking to find a way to victory against a young club with little experience.

Led by the brilliance of Mason McTavish and a strong start to the season from Frank Vatrano, who scored 12 goals in his first 18 games, the Ducks are off to a respectable start: they have a record of nine wins and as many losses, and they’re surprising so far.

This will be a great opportunity to catch Leo Carlsson, who was selected 2nd overall in the latest NHL draft. The Swede has eight points (two goals) in twelve games so far this campaign.

Here’s what the Ducks’ line-up will look like tonight:

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