Bill Peters is sticking with the hot hand tonight and giving David Rittich the start between the pipes tonight. Rittich is coming off a stellar performance against the NY Rangers from Sunday night and has been solid when called upon this season. For what it’s worth, Rittich beat the Canadiens last season 3-2 in OT, stopping 35 of the 37 shots that came his way. Here’s the rest of the Flames projected lines for tonight’s tilt with the Montreal Canadiens, including a solid 4th line that has been stepping up as of late.
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett - Derek Ryan - James Neal
Dillon Dube - Mark Jankowski - Garnet Hathaway
Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Rasmus Andersson
Juuso Valimaki - Michael Stone