Tonight’s lineup

Based on pregame warmups:

Blake Wheeler
Zach Hamill
Michael Ryder
Mark Recchi
Patrice Bergeron
Chuck Kobasew
Brad Marchand
Vladimir Sobotka
Jeff LoVecchio
Guillaume Lefevbre
Trent Whitfield
Kirk MacDonald
Mark Stuart
Johnny Boychuk
Drew Fata
Dennis Wideman
Andrew Ference
Adam McQuaid
Tim Thomas
Dany Sabourin

* Zach Hamill is getting the featured look over Vladimir Sobotka between Blake Wheeler and Michael Ryder. If David Krejci can’t play in the season opener, Hamill may get the nod in his slot because of his skill.

* Patrice Bergeron, Andrew Ference, and Chuck Kobasew will be the alternate captains.

* Jaroslav Halak will start in goal for the Canadiens.

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