Lindgren is 3-1-0 with one shutout, a 1.24 goals-against-average and a .964 save percentage. The Canadiens are 6-2-0 in their past eight games after beginning the season 2-7-1.
The Blue Jackets won 2-1 in a shootout at the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, but are 1-3-1 in their past five games after going 4-1-0 in their previous five.
Players to watch
Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is 1-2-1 with 11 goals allowed in his past four starts after going 4-0-0 with eight goals allowed in his previous four starts.
Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in his past eight games after having two goals and no assists in his first 10 games.
They said it
“I don’t think I’m going to be nervous. It’s fun, it’s in Montreal, my friends and family are going to be there, but I think it’s just another game that I need to play well and we need to get two points.” — Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, who will play his first NHL game at Bell Centre
“Every game he’s played, he’s played great, so that motivates the group in another way to play better in front of him. And we’ve been trying to find our game, and I think as of late we’ve gotten better and better, and he’s a big part of that.” — Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty on goaltender Charlie Lindgren
Blue Jackets projected lineup
Artemi Panarin — Nick Foligno — Oliver Bjorkstrand
Boone Jenner — Brandon Dubinsky — Cam Atkinson
Tyler Motte — Pierre-Luc Dubois — Josh Anderson
Sonny Milano — Jordan Schroeder — Markus Hannikainen
Zach Werenski — Seth Jones
Jack Johnson — David Savard
Ryan Murray — Markus Nutivaara
Scratched: Scott Harrington, Gabriel Carlsson
Injured: Alexander Wennberg (upper body), Matt Calvert (upper body), Zac Dalpe (upper body), Lukas Sedlak (ankle)
Canadiens projected lineup
Alex Galchenyuk — Jonathan Drouin — Paul Byron
Max Pacioretty — Phillip Danault — Andrew Shaw
Charles Hudon — Tomas Plekanec — Brendan Gallagher
Jacob De La Rose — Torrey Mitchell — Byron Froese
Jordie Benn — Shea Weber
Karl Alzner — Jeff Petry
Victor Mete — Joe Morrow
Scratched: Brandon Davidson
Injured: Carey Price (lower body), Al Montoya (concussion), Artturi Lehkonen (lower body), Nikita Scherbak (knee), David Schlemko (hand), Ales Hemsky (concussion-like symptoms)
Wennberg did not practice Monday and did not make the trip. The Blue Jackets did not hold a morning skate. … Price, who will miss his sixth game, said at Montreal’s morning skate he will stay off the ice and rest, then reassess his injury in a couple of days.
Jenner has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past seven games. … Weber has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in his past nine games.