The Canadiens held an optional skate ahead of tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Goaltender Jake Allen is expected to make his fourth-straight start as he is getting the bulk of the work with the team's director of goaltending, Sean Burke. 

 Allen,30, is 5-6-4 with a 2.53 goals against average and a .912 save percentage this season. Carey Price remains unavailable with a lower-body injury.