Habs reveal their lineup ahead of Game 1

It's official: No Jeff Petry tonight.


The Montreal Canadiens open up their third round Stanley Cup Playoff series this evening when they take on the Vegas Golden Knights in Vegas at 6pm ET. 

According to Habs insider John Lu of TSN, the team will still be without the services of defenceman Jeff Petry, despite the fact that head coach Dominique Ducharme claimed Petry would be good to go for Game 1. Evidently, Petry's injured hand (finger) is still not in good enough shape for him to make it into the lineup this evening.

With Petry still sidelined, here's how the Habs will line up this evening in Vegas:

Artturi Lehkonen
Phillip Danault
Brendan Gallagher
Tyler Toffoli
Nick Suzuki
Cole Caufield
Paul Byron
Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Josh Anderson
Joel Armia
Eric Staal
Corey Perry
Ben Chiarot
Shea Weber
Brett Kulak
Joel Edmundson
Alexander Romanov
Erik Gustafsson
Carey Price
Jake Allen

It's also worth noting that forward Jake Evans is still out of the lineup, as well. He, of course, is still dealing with concussion symptoms after getting taken out by Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Schiefele in Game 1 of the previous round.