Habs get Pacioretty, Gionta back for Game 3

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After two rugged games in consecutive nights in Montreal, the Canadiens and Ottawa Senators have made some lineup tweaks for Game 3.

The biggest news is that Habs forwards Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta will indeed play on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Both missed Game 2 with injuries that are obviously minor enough to fight through tonight.

On the Ottawa side, some small tweaks were made. Cory Conacher takes Guillaume Latendresse’s place in the forward group while¬†Patrick Wiercioch boots out Andre Benoit on defense (also according to LeBrun).

Montreal won nicely in Game 2 and dominated despite losing Game 1, so one would think that they might take it to Ottawa. Still, the Senators have been scrappy and the series switches to their home ice.

The game kicks off on NBC Sports Network starting at 7 p.m. ET.