Lines, defense pairings and updates – December 28th

TAMPA – The Canadiens held a morning skate at Amalie Arena ahead of Tuesday’s match against Lightning.

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Here are the lines and defensive pairings shown at training:

Tuesday, December 28th
Morning skate
LW C RW
92 – Jonathan drouin 14 – Nick Suzuki 11 – Brendan Gallagher
49 – Rafael Harvey-Pinard 25 – Ryan Poehling 22 – Cole Caufield
60 – Alex Belzile 71 – Jake Evans 56 – Jesse Ylonen
55 – Michael Pezzetta 13 – Cedric Paquette 42 – Lukas Vejdemo
81 – Brandon Baddock 41 – Paul Byron 88 – Cameron Hillis
LD RD G
27 – Alexander Romanov 58 – David Savard 35 – Sam Montembeault
77 – Brett Kulak 43 – Kale Clague 30 – Cayden Primeau
15 – Sami Niku 64 – Corey Schueneman
36 – Gianni Fairbrother 47 – Louie belpedio


After the skate, head coach Dominique Ducharme confirmed that the lines at training would be those deployed toward Tampa Bay. That means striker Rafaƫl Harvey-Pinard and defender Corey Schueneman are making their NHL debut against Lightning.

The coach also confirmed that Sam Montembeault will get the start in goal.

Playing time is scheduled for 19:00 ET.

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