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.
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.
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