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Monahan Sees Promotion in Montreal

The Calgary Flames look to bounce back in Montreal after the San Jose Sharks snapped their 10 game point.

The Flames start another five game road trip tonight against the 3-10-1 Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens are sitting in last place in the Atlantic Division with just seven points in 14 games.

Head coach Dominique Ducharme, confirms that Ryan Poehling is in for Cedric Paquette who has been placed on the IR. Jake Allen will start in net.

Jacob Markstrom will be in net for the Flames tonight.

Sean Monahan gets a promotion to the second line after centering the fourth line. He will center Blake Coleman and Andrew Mangiapane, who are also making the jump to top six.

Monahan is coming off a neglected injury and another invasive hip surgery that caused him to delay his preseason. He looks to bounce back after a career low ten goal season.

Players to watch
Milan Lucic: 4g 2a. We have seen flashes of Milan Lucic from a decade ago which have sparked the excitement and success of the Flames.

Dillon Dube: Dube is back on the wing tonight after the center experiment ( temporarily ) comes to an end. He slots in next to Mikael Backlund and Trevor Lewis.

Nick Suzuki: The first round pick leads the Canadiens with 14 points.

Lines have been set per Eric Francis:

Gaudreau-Lindholm-Tkachuk

Coleman-Monahan-Mangiapane

Dube-Backlund-Lewis

Lucic-Richardson-Pitlick

Hanifin-Andersson

Kylington-Tanev

Zadorov-Gudbranson

Markstrom