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HELP WANTED – NY Islanders-3 Canadiens-0 (Feb. 23, 2017)

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By

Over the next five days Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin is going to have to decide whether to continue along with the basic team he’s got or make some major moves to inject offense into what has been one of the worst in the NHL over the last two and one half months. Bergevin likes

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PREVIEW GAME #61 NY Islanders @ Canadiens (Feb. 23/2017)

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By

The Canadiens last hosted the Islanders at the Bell Centre Nov. 22nd 2015; a 4-2 Canadiens win..

….Last season the Canadiens swept the three games against the Islanders in each of the last two seasons before dropping the Jan. 26th game at Brooklyn.

….The Canadiens have won seven of eight against the Islanders outscoring them 29-17. They’ve also won ten of the last twelve.

….The last time the Islanders won in Montreal was 2-0 April 10th 2014; Nabokov with the shutout. Ryan Strome & Brock Nelson with goals, both on the power play.



PREVIEW GAME #60 Canadiens @ NY Rangers (Feb. 21/2017)

Feb 20th, 2017 | By

.If the playoffs were to open on this day, the Canadiens and Rangers would meet in the first round; the Canadiens as leaders in the Atlantic Division and Rangers as first among Eastern Wild Card teams.

….The last time the Canadiens played at MadisonSquare Garden was Nov,. 25 2015 – a 5-1 Montreal win. Carey Price suffered his season ending knee injury in the game. Mike Condon finished the game after Price pulled himself after the second period. Devante Smith-Pelly scored two goals including the game winner.

….Since the start of the 2008-09 season the Canadiens are 6-6-0 at Madison Square Garden.

….Since the start of the 2013-14 season the Canadiens and Rangers have played each other thirteen times. In eight of those games shutouts were recorded – For the Canadiens Price with five and Budaj one. Lundqvist and Talbot for the Rangers.



PREVIEW GAME #59 Winnipeg @ Canadiens (Feb. 18/2017)

Feb 17th, 2017 | By

.Since the team moved from Atlanta to Atlanta the Canadiens are 10-4-1 vs. the Jets.

….In the last 13 games in the series the home team has been winner nine times.

….The last time the Canadiens hosted Winnipeg was Nov. 1, 2015. Led by the line of Desharnais/Fleischmann/Weise the Canadiens won 5-1. Tomas Fleischmann had two goals and an assist. David Desharnais with 1 goals 2 assists. Weise had an assist. Eight players on the Canadiens are no longer with the team.



PREVIEW GAME #58 Canadiens @ Boston (Feb. 12, 2017)

Feb 12th, 2017 | By

In the last 19 meetings dating back March 3rd 2013 the Canadiens are 15-3-1 vs. Boston.

….The last time the Canadiens lost to the Bruins in Boston was Jan. 12, 2012, the night the Canadiens traded Mike Cammilleri to Calgary mid-game. Since then the Canadiens have won nine straight in Boston; eight at TD Garden and one at Gillette Stadium. (Boston is 0-7-2)

….After a long stretch of Canadiens dominance, the Bruins are 3-3-0 in the last six meetings.

….Both the Canadiens and Bruins start their five day schedule break after this game.



PREVIEW GAME #57 St. Louis @ Canadiens (Feb. 11, 2017)

Feb 11th, 2017 | By

Over the last two-plus seasons the Canadiens are 3-0-2 vs. St. Louis (1-0-1 last season) outscoring them 17-10. Prior to that the Blues won 5 in a row and were 7-0-1 over eight.

….The last Bell Centre meeting between the teams – Oct. 20, 2015 Carey Price stopped all 38 shots in a 3-0 shutout. Pacioretty, Semin and Mitchell with the goals.

….The St. Louis power play has produced 0 goals in 31 advantages vs. the Canadiens over the last ine games.



PREVIEW GAME #56 Canadiens @ Arizona (Feb. 9/2017)

Feb 8th, 2017 | By

The Canadiens were swept in the two meetings last season and outcored 9-4.

….The last Canadiens visit to Arizona the Canadiens were beaten 6-2 Feb. 15th. Martin Hanzal and Oliver Ekman-Larsson had 3-points each.

….Arizona has beaten the Canadiens two of the last three at home and outscored the Canadiens 11-6.

….The Canadiens last win at Arizona was March 7, 2015, a 2-0 shutout.



PREVIEW GAME #55 Canadiens @ Colorado (Feb. 7, 2017)

Feb 6th, 2017 | By

Since the Nordiques became the Avalanche in 1995 the Canadiens are 2-9-2 at Denver and 8-14-4 overall.

….The Canadiens last win vs. the Avalanche in Denver was December 1st 2014 (4-3); the only other win was Feb. 13th 2009. (4-2).

….They are also the only two wins in Denver dating back to Feb. 6th 1982 when the Canadiens defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-2. At that time the Rockies were in the sixth and final year before the franchise was moved to New Jersey.



PREVIEW GAME #54 Edmonton @ Canadiens (Feb. 5/2017)

Feb 4th, 2017 | By

The last time the teams met was part of last year’s Super Bowl weekend at the Bell Centre– Saturday Feb. 6th, 2016; a 5-1 Canadiens win.,

….The Oilers have won 4 of the last 5 meetings between the clubs dating back to start of 2013-14.

….The Oilers have also won 4 of the last 5 at the Bell Centre and have collected a point eight of the last nine visits (5-1-3)

….Over the last 16 seasons (dating back to Dec. 30, 2000) Edmonton is 15-5-3 vs. Montreal and 8-3-2 over the last 12.

….The last four visits to Montreal the Oilers have recorded 3-1, 4-3, and 4-3 (OT) wins before losing 5-1 last February.



PREVIEW GAME #53 Washington @ Canadiens (Feb. 4/2017)

Feb 3rd, 2017 | By

The Capitals have earned a point in eight of their last ten games vs. the Canadiens (6-2-2) and 21 of their last 25 (17-4-4).

…..At the Bell Centre they have earned at least a point in 13 consecutive games (11-0-2).

….The Canadiens (183) and Capitals(180) rank third and fourth in times-shorthanded this season. The difference is, the Canadiens penalty killing ranks 23rd in the league. Washington ranks 5th. The Capitals have given up 9 fewer power play goals; 38 to 29.



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