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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.

PREVIEW GAME #52 Canadiens @ Philadelphia (Feb. 2/2017)

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By

.It is exactly one year to the day since the Canadiens last played at Philadelphia – Feb. 2, 2016 Philadelphia-4 Canadiens-2.

….The last ten games in Philadelphia, the Canadiens have a record of 1-9-0. Their only win at Wells Fargo Center over the seven seasons was Oct. 11th 2014 when the Canadiens erased a 3-0 third period Flyer lead and P.A. Parenteau scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout. Andre Markov led the three-goal comeback with a goal and two assists.

….Over the same seven year stretch, at the Bell Centre the Canadiens have a 9-3-0 record vs. Philadelphia including their 3-1 and 5-4 wins this season.

PREVIEW GAME #51 Buffalo @ Canadiens (Jan. 31/2017)

Jan 30th, 2017 | By

Since the start of the 2008-2009 the Canadiens have lost 13 of 19 home games vs. Buffalo – (6-11-2). Over the last six plus season the Sabres have won 11 of 15 at the Bell Centre (11-4-1).

….Since the Canadiens swept the four game series vs. the Sabres 2013-14 the Canadiens are 4-4-2 overall vs. Buffalo. Four of the games went into overtime with each team winning once in overtime and once in a shootout.

….Since the start of the 2005-2006 season the Sabres and Canadiens have gone into overtime/shootout ten times at the Bell Centre. The Sabres are 9-1 in those games.

PREVIEW GAME #50 Canadiens @ NY Islanders (Jan. 26/2017)

Jan 26th, 2017 | By

Preview Game #50 Canadiens vs. NY Islanders Barclays Center – Jan. 26, 2017 – 7:05pm – Season Records – Canadiens – 49GP (29-13-7) 65pts. First in Atlantic Division; 4th Eastern Conference. NY Islanders – 46GP (20-17-9) 49pts. 6th in Metropolitan Division Season Series – Second of three meetings – @Brooklyn Oct. 26th Canadiens-3 Islanders-2. Shea

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PREVIEW GAME #49 Calgary @ Canadiens (Jan. 24/2017)

Jan 24th, 2017 | By

The Canadiens have lost 21 of the last 28 games vs. the Flames.

….Over the last 19 games in the series the home team has a record of 13-6.

….The Flames have have outscored the Canadiens 10-3 in the last two games at the Bell Centre. Calgary won 4-1 last season and 6-2 Nov. 2, 2014.

….Over the last seven seasons the Flames have played six games with a 4-1-1 record at the Bell Centre.

PREVIEW GAME #48 Buffalo @ Canadiens (Jan. 21/2017)

Jan 21st, 2017 | By

Both the Canadiens and Sabres are playing the second half of back-to-back games.

….In the last ten meetings between the teams, the road team has won seven times.

….The Sabres have not made the playoffs for five straight seasons. Over that stretch they have won eight of 12 games at the Bell Centre (7-4-1). Since the start of the 2009-10 season the Canadiens have lost 12 of 18 home games vs. Buffalo (6-11-1)

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