Canadiens At Canucks Game Preview: Les Habitants..Mon Dieu

CANADIENS
CANUCKS

AT

Time Tues. 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pac, RDS
Season Series 1-0 Canadiens
Last Meeting
2-0 Canadiens (Nov. 09/10)
The Enemy Eyes On The Prize Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 32-45-77 Plekanec: 19-27-46
Canadiens
Category   Canucks 
31-22-7 Season Record 38-13-9
6th
Conference Position 1st
Lost 2
Streak Won 1
12-15-1
< Road Record / Home Record >
21-4-5
4-4-2
Last 10 7-3-0
E
Goals For / Against +/- +60
2.53 (26)
Goals Per Game 3.33 (1)
2.52 (9)
Goals Against Per Game 2.28 (1)
0.98 (17)
5 On 5 GF/GA 1.33 (2)
18.9 (9)
Power Play %
25.0 (1)
84.2 (7)
Penalty Kill %
85.5 (4)
33.0 (4)
Shots Per Game 32.2 (7)
30.2 (15)
 Shots Against Per Game 30.3 (16) 
70.0 (16)
Winning % When Scoring First 82.1 (3)
73.7 (18)
Winning % When Leading After 1 92.6 (3) 
33.3 (14)
Winning % When Trailing After 1 28.6 (18) 
80.0 (24)
Winning % When Leading After 2 90.6 (11) 
50.1 (19)
Faceoffs % 55.3 (1)
13.3 (19)
PIM's Per Game Average
11.5 (13) 
NHL.com

It's easy to point out Montreal's massive issues this season: lack of goals-for and an unimpressive road record. Look below at how cold the Habs' stars are. So they'll rely heavily on team defence and the stellar play of BC's-own Carey Price.

The Canucks get their shutdown workhorse defenceman Dan Hamhuis back for this one. But so much credit goes to the young defence that has played so well in the absence of so many vet d-men. The 5-2 win over Dallas was a testament to that. Also, the Sedins came alive after a mini slump. Not good news for the Habs. Luongo, Burrows play the team they grew up watching. Hopefully bad news for the Habs.

Did you know?

-The Canucks are 8-3-0 without Edler.

-They are 3-3 without Edler and Ballard in the lineup

-They are 3-2 without Edler, Ballard and Hamhuis in their lineup.

-They were 1-1 without Edler, Ballard, Hamhuis and Bieksa in their lineup.

Useless information? M'eh!

 

LINKS

-Is Ballard going to be ready for the Habs game? Possible says TSN. Ballard says he just might if his knee doesn't stiffen up tomorrow.

-Alain Vigneault is not content with the 4th line (except Tanner Glass). It's looking more and more like Gillis will acquire a 4th line player by February 28.

-Roberto Luongo will be sporting his new mask for the first time.

-Jacques Martin is juggling his lines to try to find a spark. (Habs Inside Out)


PROJECTED STARTING GOALTENDERS


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Roberto Luongo 41 2449 26 8 91 2.23 1235 1144 .926 3


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2010 - Carey Price 53 3154 27 20 127 2.42 1565 1438 .919 6




WHO'S HOT / COLD


CANUCKS

HOT

-Daniel Sedin: 3 goals and 1 assist in his last 2 games played.

-Henrik Sedin: 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 2 games.

-Manny Malhotra: 1 goal and 4 assists in his last 5 games.

-Christian Ehrhoff:  4 assists in his last 5.

COLD

-Ryan Kesler: 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 5 games.

-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 7 games.

 

CANADIENS

HOT

-Roman Hamrlik: 4 assists in his last 4 games.

-Max Pacioretty: 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 7.

COLD

-Scott Gomez: 1 assist in his last 6 games played.

-Brian Gionta: 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 8 games.

-Andrei Kostitsyn: 0 points in his last 9 games.

-Tomas Plekanec: 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 7.

 

NOTABLE INJURIES

CANUCKS

-D Alexander Edler: back

-D Keith Ballard: knee

-D Kevin Bieksa: broken foot

-D Andrew Alberts: broken wrist

-D Lee Sweatt: broken foot

CANADIENS

-D Andrei Markov: knee surgery, out all season, Salo 2

-D Jaroslav Spacek: lower body

-D Josh Gorges: knee surgery

-F Mathieu Darche: groin

 

VIDEO

The last meeting:

An effort like this would be more appreciated:

BRAWL! November 1986

GO CANUCKS!

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