The Canadiens start the post-All Star game stretch run to the playoffs with a game against the Dallas Stars Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. In the other meeting between the clubs in Dallas December 6th, the Stars defeated the Habs 4-1. Carey Price returns to the Canadiens nets against Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen.
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The city of New York is being battered with what has been described as a “potentially historic” blizzard Monday and Tuesday. The Canadiens are scheduled to play the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. While the storm will have passed by then, there is a possibility it will influence the game.
The Hamilton Bulldogs came from behind a 3-1 deficit late in the second period to defeat the Toronto Marlies 4-3 Saturday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.
Gabriel Dumont broke open scoreless game 28 seconds into the third period and goaltender Mike Condon did the rest as the Hamilton Bulldogs shutout the Toronto Marlies Friday night in front of 10,451 fans at First Ontario Centre in Hamilton.
P.K. Subban assisted on the tieing goal and the scored the game winner in overtime as the Canadiens came from behind to edged the Nashville Predators 2-1 Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Both goals came on the Canadiens power play. Carey Price was named the game’s first start after stopping 36 of 37 Predators shots, 28 of them in the game’s first two periods.
The Canadiens play their final game before the All-Star break Tuesday when they take on the Nashville Predators at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens go into the game in fourth place in the Eastern Conference while the Predators are second in the West. Carey Price is expected to return to the Canadiens nets while Carter Hutton will be in goal for Nashville.
The Canadiens blew open a close game against the New York Islanders with three straight third period goals en route to a 6-4 win Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Tomas Plekanec led the Canadiens with a four point game which included 2 goals and 2 assists. Andrei Markov recorded three assists.
The Hamilton Bulldogs broke open a tied game with three straight goals to hand the Grand Rapids Griffins a 5-2 defeat Saturday night in Hamilton. The victory followed a 2-1 win over the Griffins Friday night.
The Canadiens will attempt to end a mini four-game slump Saturday night when they face the league leading New York Islanders at the Bell Centre. Dustin Tokarski will replace Carey Price and make his second consecutive start. Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien has again shuffled his lineup by moving Alex Galchenyuk back to left wing, moving David Desharnais back to centre. Dale Weise will play on the line with Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty.
Gabriel Dumont’s second goal of the night at 13:53 of the third period broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Hamilton Bulldogs a 2-1 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins Friday night at FirstOntario Centre.