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December 3, 2011 9:40 am

Scouting the Canadiens

This is the only meeting of the season between the Kings and the Montreal Canadiens, and remember that it carries an unusual start time of 12:30 p.m. It’s been an odd season for the Canadiens, who started 1-5-2, then pushed themselves over .500 and now are 0-2-2 in their last four games. This is the last game of their three-game West Coast road swing. The Canadiens might make one change on defense, and we’ll see what the Kings’ lines end up looking like, with the possibility that Trent Hunter might fill a third-line role. For the latest on the Canadiens, check out today’s story from the Montreal Gazette, followed by the possible lineups for both teams and the Canadiens’ full roster…

Key players rest on eye of Kings match






Andrei Kostitsyn-Tomas Plekanec-Brian Gionta
Michael Cammalleri-David Deshamais-Erik Cole
Travis Moen-Lars Eller-Louis Leblanc
Mathieu Darche-Petteri Nokelainen-Aaron Palushaj

Josh Gorges-P.K. Subban
Hal Gill-Raphael Diaz
Alexei Emelin-Yannick Weber

Carey Price
Peter Budaj


6 — Jaroslav Spacek — D
13 — Michael Cammalleri — LW
14 — Tomas Plekanec — C
15 — Petteri Nokelainen — C
17 — Chris Campoli — D
21 — Brian Gionta — RW
26 — Josh Gorges — D
32 — Travis Moen — LW
46 — Andrei Kostitsyn — LW
51 — David Desharnais — C
52 — Mathieu Darche — LW
60 — Aaron Palushaj — RW
61 — Raphael Diaz — D
62 — Frederic St-Denis — C
63 — Andreas Engqvist — C
67 — Max Pacioretty — LW
68 — Yannick Weber — D
71 — Louis Leblanc — C
72 — Erik Cole — LW
74 — Alexei Emelin — D
75 — Hal Gill — D
76 — P.K. Subban — D
79 — Andrei Markov — D
81 — Lars Eller — C

Injured-reserve list
11 — Scott Gomez — C
53 — Ryan White — C

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