Canadiens coach Jacques Martin has decided that his best chance to extend the series against the Washington Capitals is to have Jaroslav Halak as his goaltender.
Semyon Varlamov will again be the Capitals goaltender.

Jaroslav Spacek did not make the trip to Washington so the lineup will be basically the same as the one that lost 6-3 to the Capitals on Wednesda

y. There were rumours that the Habs might recall P.K. Subban for tonight’s game, but they proved to be unfounded.
Ryan O’Byrne has been moved to the top defence pairing with Andrei Markov and Marc-Andre Bergeron who is minus-8 in the series’ four games will play with Roman Hamrlik.

Tonight’s Lineup
                   57-Benoit Pouliot            91-Scott Gomez         21-Brian Gionta
                   13-Michael Cammalleri 14-Tomas Plekanec  46-Andrei Kostitsyn
                   32-Travis Moen               42-Dominic Moore   40-Maxim Lapierre
                   94-Tom Pyatt                    15-Glen Metropolit  74-Sergei Kostitsyn

Defence               79-Andrei Markov     20-Ryan O’Byrne
                                   44-Roman Hamrlik    47-Marc-Andre Bergeron
                                   75-Hal Gill                     26-Josh Gorges

Goal                                       41-Jaroslav Halak

Not Dressed– 6-Jaroslav Spacek; 52-Mathieu Darche; 61-Ben Maxwell