Television: SN 1, SN 360, NHL.TV
Radio: TSN 1040 (with a snazzy new streaming Web site design)
Opposition blog: Habs Eyes on the Prize
Money lines: Van +1.5, Mtl -223, 5.0 O/U
Sometimes hitting the road is the best tonic for struggling teams. Hopefully that’s the case for the Vancouver Canucks, who missed a great chance to amass points during a home heavy early schedule.
On this trip Vancouver is facing a stiff test right off the bat. Montreal is 8-0-1 and have allowed the fewest goals against per game in the NHL. Vancouver, as has been well documented, struggles to score. A Canadiens win would mark their best start in history with 19 out of 20 points. But don’t forget what happened last season when a similarly high-flying Montreal Canadiens team were beaten in Vancouver.
Canucks appear to be well represented in the stands:
Joey’s pregame tidbits:
Alexander Radulov — Alex Galchenyuk — Brendan Gallagher
Max Pacioretty — David Desharnais — Andrew Shaw
Artturi Lehkonen — Tomas Plekanec — Paul Byron
Phillip Danault — Torrey Mitchell — Brian Flynn
Alexei Emelin — Shea Weber
Andrei Markov — Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu — Greg Pateryn
Tanev, Dorsett and Burrows are back in the line-up. Let's do this. pic.twitter.com/XeGaTJ2e5x— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) November 2, 2016
Always fun to watch a game from Montreal. Enjoy, everyone! Go Canucks Go!