|Time||Tues. 7:00 PM PST
||TV||Sportsnet Pac, RDS
|Season Series||1-0 Canadiens
||2-0 Canadiens (Nov. 09/10)|
|The Enemy||Eyes On The Prize||Scoring Leaders||
: 32-45-77 Plekanec: 19-27-46|
||< Road Record / Home Record >
||Goals For / Against +/-||+60
||Goals Per Game||3.33 (1)
||Goals Against Per Game||2.28 (1)
||5 On 5 GF/GA||1.33 (2)
||Power Play %
||Penalty Kill %
||Shots Per Game||32.2 (7)
||Shots Against Per Game||30.3 (16)
||Winning % When Scoring First||82.1 (3)
||Winning % When Leading After 1||92.6 (3)
||Winning % When Trailing After 1||28.6 (18)
||Winning % When Leading After 2||90.6 (11)
||Faceoffs %||55.3 (1)
||PIM's Per Game Average
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!
-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)