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PREVIEW GAME #78 Canadiens @ Tampa Bay (April 1/2017)

Mar 31st, 2017 | By

Carey Price will make his 60th start of the season. In 59 games he has a record of 29-21-3 with a 2.16GAA and .916save%.

….Price ranks fourth among the league’s starting goaltenders in GAA and 5th in Save% and wins.

….In Price’s 16 starts since Claude Julien took over the Canadiens he has allowed 26 goals – for a 1.60GAA and .942 save%.

….Price has given up two goals or fewer in six of his last nine starts.



PREVIEW GAME #77 Florida @ Canadiens (March 30, 2017)

Mar 29th, 2017 | By

With 95 points, the Canadiens magic number for clinching a playoff berth is one. Either a loss by Tampa or a win by the Canadiens will put the Canadiens in the post season.

….Over their last 13 home games the Canadiens are 5-6-2. Over that stretch they have scored 23 goals. The Panthers have lost 13 of their last 18 games (5-12-1). Eight of the losses by one goal.

….They are 0-2 on their current four-game road trip. A combination of a Panthers loss to the Canadiens and a Bruins win or overtime loss to Dallas Thursday would eliminate them from the playoffs.



PREVIEW GAME #76 Dallas @ Canadiens (March 28/2017)

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

Canadiens have won five of the six overall meetings vs. Dallas.

….At the Bell Centre Dallas has lost five of the last six games. Their last win in Montreal was 3-0 Feb. 21, 2012. Lehtonen 31 saves.

….In the last 14 seasons the Stars have played at the Bell Centre only six times. Over that stretch they are 1-4-1.

….Since the Stars moved from Minnesota to Dallas, they are 4-8-2 at Bell Centre.



PREVIEW GAME #75 Ottawa @ Canadiens (March 25/2017)

Mar 25th, 2017 | By

Preview Game #75 Ottawa vs. Canadiens Bell Cenre – March 25, 2027 – 7:10pm – Lineup Changes – ….LW Andreas Martinsen will be replaced on the fourth line by Dwight King. Nathan Beaulieu back in the lineup replacing Brandon Davidson. ….For Ottawa, RW Mark Stone returns to the lineup after missing six games with a

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PREVIEW GAME #74 Carolina @ Canadiens (March 23/2017)

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By

.Since the start of the 2008-2009 season at the Bell Centre the Canadiens are 12-2-1 vs. Carolina.

….In the last 26 overall meetings between the teams the Canadiens 18-6-2.

….The last time Carolina won in Montreal was Feb. 13, 2012. Since then the Canadiens are 7-0-0 against them at the Bell Centre while outscoring them 22-4. In that stretch they were shut out three times and limited to one goal in the other four games.



PREVIEW GAME #73 Detroit @ Canadiens (March 21/2017)

Mar 21st, 2017 | By

Fourth of five meetings. Canadiens 1-1-1. @Bell Centre Nov. 12th Canadiens-5 Detroit-0. Price with 25 saves for the shutout. Shaw 1g, 2a. Pacioretty & Danault 1g, 1a. Howard started and allowed all 5 goals. Mrazek played the third period. @Detroit Nov. 26th Canadiens-2 Detroit-1 (overtime) Galchenyuk scores game winner in overtime. Price vs. Mrazek. @Detroit Jan. 16th – Red Wings-1 Canadiens-0. Jared Coreau with 18 saves for shutout. Vanek with the goal. Price stops 19 of 20.

….The Canadiens have won the last six games vs. Detroit at the Bell Centre. Detroit’s last win in Montreal was 2-1 in overtime Feb. 26, 2014. The last time Detroit won a Bell Centre game in regulation time was Dec. 4, 2007 (4-1). Dominek Hasek stopped 15 of 16 shots. Since then the Canadiens are 7-0-2 against them at home.

….Over the last thirteen overall meetings with Detroit, the Canadiens 10-3-0 outscoring them 41-25.



PREVIEW GAME #72 – Ottawa @ Canadiens (March 19/2017)

Mar 19th, 2017 | By

The shootout win Saturday night was only the Canadiens third in the last ten games against the Senators (3-5-2). They have won only four of the last 12 games in Ottawa (4-5-3)

….Since the Canadiens last played the Senators at the Bell Centre (Nov. 22nd) the Canadiens have a record of 26-19-6 for 58 points. Ottawa is 28-16-7 for 63 points.

….Over the last 7 meetings the Canadiens are 3-2-1 vs. Ottawa. Both losses came in overtime.

….In the last 15 games in the regular season series the Canadiens have a 6-6-3 record and over the last six seasons their record is 18-7-7. Twelve of those 32 games were decided in either overtime or shootout including two of the three this season.

….The Canadiens have eleven games remaining on their schedule – seven of them at home. Ottawa has 12 games remaining – only three at home.



PREVIEW GAME #71 Canadiens @ Ottawa (March 18, 2017)

Mar 18th, 2017 | By

The Canadiens have not played Ottawa in amost four months and now will play them three times in eight nights.

….The Canadiens have lost both games against Ottawa this season, one in a shootout. @Ottawa Oct. 15 – Ottawa-4 Canadiens-3 (shootout). Erik Karlsson scored game winning in shootout fourth round. Tom Pyatt tied the game with 2:33 remaining. @Bell Centre Nov. 22nd Ottawa-4 Canadiens-3. Canadiens blow 3-2 third period lead with goals by Mark Stone and Erik Karlsson. Canadiens outshoot Ottawa 39-23. Price vs. Anderson.

….Over the last 6 meetings the Canadiens are 2-2-1 vs. Ottawa. Both losses came in overtime.

….In the last 14 games in the series the Canadiens have a 5-6-3 record and over the last six seasons their record is 17-7-7. Eleven of th0se 32 games were decided in either overtime or shootout.



PREVIEW GAME #70 Chicago @ Canadiens (March 14/2017)

Mar 14th, 2017 | By

Second of two meetings – Nov. 13th @ Chicago – Blackhawks-3 Canadiens-2. Patrick Kane with winning goal. Al Montoya vs. Cory Crawford.

,,,,Chicago is 6-0 in the last six meetings (0-5-1) and outscored the Canadiens 22-10.

….The Hawks have taken at least a point in ten straight games vs. the Canadiens (8-0-2). The last time the Hawks went ten in a row against the Canadiens without a loss is 1966-67 – 3 wins & 7 ties.

….Chicago has won their last two games at the Bell Centre, their only two wins in Montreal dating back to Dec. 3, 2001. Over that stretch the Hawks are 2-3-3 in Montreal. The Canadiens have won 13 of the last 18 home games against Chicago.



PREVIEW GAME #69 Canadiens @ Edmonton (March 12/2017)

Mar 12th, 2017 | By

Carey Price has lost seven straight against the Oilers (0-6-1) His only win came in his second career start against them March 10, 2009 (4-3 in OT). Saku Koivu tied the game in the third period and then won it at 1:40 of overtime. It was Bob Gainey’s first game as head coach after he fired Guy Carbonneau.

…In his three starts at Edmonton Price is 0-3-0 with a 5.00 GAA. His career record against them is 1-6-1 with a 3.75GAA.



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