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Major reinforcement is joining the Canadiens lineup for tonight's game

Published April 2, 2024 at 2:47 PM

Over the last few minutes, the Montreal Canadiens organization announced changes against the Florida Panthers.

Martin St-Louis has made his decisions for tonight's game.

"Montembeault and Guhle will face the Panthers tonight. Kovacevic will sit this one out." - Canadiens de Montréal

Despite the fact that the Molson Cup will be awarded to Cayden Primeau tonight, it will still be Samuel Montembeault who starts in goal.

This took many observers by surprise and was rather unexpected, but Martin St-Louis is not swayed by external factors, and ultimately, that's a good thing.

Kaiden Guhle, for his part, has finished serving his one-game suspension, so he will obviously be back in the lineup. He takes the place of Johnatan Kovacevic.

And see an excerpt from the official statement:

"MONTREAL – Twelve Habs laced their skates at the Bell Centre in preparation for their game against the Panthers on Tuesday.

The Canadiens will be looking to conclude their season series against Florida with a win after dropping the first three contests against the Cats.

«It's a great challenge,» said Jordan Harris during his media op. «It's almost like the Hurricanes, where I feel like we've gotten better against these teams. So, it would be nice to get a win tonight. They're a great team and put together a good roster heading into the playoffs. It would definitely be a good challenge for us tonight.»

During his pregame press conference, head coach Martin St-Louis confirmed that Samuel Montembeault and Kaiden Guhle will be in the lineup against Florida. Guhle served a one-game suspension for slashing Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny last Thursday. Johnathan Kovacevic will be a healthy scratch.

- Montreal Canadiens

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