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Martin St-Louis has unveiled his lineup for the next game and there is an important surprise

Published December 20, 2022 at 8:57 PM
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After what could be called a robbery yesterday in Arizona against the Coyotes, the Habs continue their longest road trip of the season with seven games on the road, heading to Colorado to face the Avalanche tomorrow night.

Before leaving Arizona, Martin St-Louis' team had a practice at the Coyotes' facility.

The head coach took the opportunity to unveil the lineup for the next game and we can see some surprises, as the coach had shuffled his lines at the end of the last game.

Check out his trios and defense pairings from today's practice:


Offense

Caufield - Suzuki - Dach
Slafkovsky - Drouin - Anderson
Dadonov - Dvorak - Hoffman
Richard - Evans - Armia

Defense

Edmundson - Guhle
Harris - Kovacevic
Xhekaj - Wideman

From what we can see, Juraj Slafkovsky is back in his position on the second trio after being demoted to the fourth unit in favor of Anthony Richard in the third period. As for the Quebecer, he is back in his original position with Jake Evans and Joel Armia.

Kirby Dach will be back on the wing of the first trio after another unsuccessful attempt at center, and Jonathan Drouin will pivot the second trio in his place.
Michael Pezzetta will once again be the forward left out for the game.

We still don't know who will be the starting goalie tomorrow night. After yesterday's brilliant performance by Samuel Montembeault, he could possibly be used for a second consecutive game.

More details to come.

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