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Canadiens Preseason: Reinbacher Top Pair, Slafkovsky Top Line



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The Montreal Canadiens (0-0-0) host the New Jersey Devils (0-0-0) on Monday night at the Bell Centre. The puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST.

It will be the first game of the preseason schedule for the Canadiens, who are fresh off a week-long series of intrasquad scrimmages.

The top line will once again feature Juraj Slafkovsky playing alongside Alex Newhook and Josh Anderson. The second line will give prospect Jesse Ylonen, who flew under the radar last season, an opportunity to produce in a situation conducive to scoring. Ylonen is expected to play with Joshua Roy and Owen Beck, both of whom have fantastic situational awareness, both defensively and offensively.

On the blueline, first-round pick David Reinbacher will play with Kaiden Guhle on the Canadiens’ top pair, whereas Logan Mailloux will play with cerebral defenceman Jordan Harris.

Samuel Montembeault will be given the start for the Habs, backed up by former Ohio State goaltender Jakub Dobes.

New Jersey Devils Lineup

As for their opponents, it should be noted that the Devils are also facing the Flyers tonight, which means they’ll be using split squads.

Goaltender Akira Schmid will be guarding the net for New Jersey.

Check out New Jersey Hockey Now for the latest information regarding the potential Devils lineup.


Montreal Canadiens Injuries

  • Carey Price

New Jersey Devils injuries

  • None

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lines

Alex NewhookNick SuzukiBrendan Gallagher
Cole Caufield Christian Dvorak Juraj Slafkovsky
Josh AndersonSean Monahan Tanner Pearson
Joel ArmiaJake EvansJesse Ylonen
Mike MathesonJustin Barron
Kaiden GuhleGustav Lindstrom
Jayden StrubleJohnathan Kovacevic
Samuel Montembeault
Jake Allen

New Jersey Devils Expected Roster


Akira Schmid, Keith Kinkaid


Graeme Clarke, Kyle Criscuolo, Justin Dowling, Nolan Foote, Joseph Gambardella, Jack Hughes, Curtis Lazar, Dawson Mercer, Tomas Nosek, Chris Tierney, Tyler Toffoli, Max Willman


John Marino, Colin Miller, Simon Nemec, Jonas Siegenthaler, Topias Vieln, Michael Vukojevic


Luke Hughes, Tyler Wotherspoon, Tyler Brennan, Nathan Bastian


Game Notes:

  • The Devils finished the 2022-23 season with the third-most points in the Eastern Conference (112 points).
  • The Canadiens, on the other hand, only earned 68 points, good for last place in the Atlantic Division.

How to Watch Or Listen




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John Stone

alright , alright , alright.. it’s time again for some good ol’hockey again!!