Canadiens vs. Winnipeg
MTS Centre – April 25, 2013 – 8:05pm
Game Notes –
…..The Canadiens have lost a season high three in a row on the road.
…..In each of their last five losses the Canadiens have trailed by at least two goals in the first period. They have not had a first period lead in any of their last six games (1-5-0).
….The Canadiens have allowed 28 goals over the last six games. 4.66 per game average.
…..Over the last six games Carey Price has seen his goals against average rise from 2.28 to 2.60 and his save percentage drop from .915 to .904. During the six game stretch he is 1-5-0 with a 3.67GAA and a .838 save%.
….The Canadiens penalty killers have given up 10 of their season total of 34 goals their last 27 times shorthanded over the last six games. As a result their penalty kill league ranking has dropped from 13th to 25th.
….In each of the two Winnipeg games the Canadiens have scored two power play goals. Winnipeg penalty killing ranks 23rd in the league. Their power play ranks 29th. Former Canadiens assistant Perry Pearn is in charge of the Jets special teams.
… If the Canadiens should lose both remaining games, including Saturday’s in Toronto, and the Leafs win both, Toronto would take the fourth seed and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
….The Jets need a win over the Canadiens in their final game of the season and a New York Rangers or Ottawa losing streak in order to make the playoffs. They trail the Rangers by a point. The Rangers have two games in hand; the Senators – three.
…..Scoreboard Watching -The Canadiens will be keeping track of Tampa @ Boston and Toronto @ Florida. The Jets will be concentrating on Ottawa @ Washington and the Rangers @ Carolina.
….The Winnipeg franchise has made the playoffs once – 2007 as the Atlanta Thrashers.
….After losing their fifth game in a row April 4th against the Canadiens, the Jets came home and recorded a 5-0-1 homestand before losing in Washington Tuesday.
….The Canadiens are 12-2-0 vs. the Southeast Division. 2-0-0 vs. Winnipeg. The only two losses have been at the hands of Washington.
….The last time the Canadiens played in Winnipeg was a 4-0 loss December 22nd, 2011. Overall they they have won four straight and seven of the last eight vs. the Jets.
…..Alex Galchenyuk went into the April 4th game against the Jets in an 18 game goal drought. He scored his 4th goal that night and now has points in nine of his last eleven games – 6 goals, 4 assists.
Season Records – Canadiens (27-14-5) 4th in Eastern Conference/2nd Northeast Division Winnipeg (24-20-3) 9th in Eastern Conference/2nd in Southeast Division.
Last Ten Games – Canadiens 4-6-0; Winnipeg6-3-1
Season Series – Third of three games. @Bell Centre Jan. 29 – Canadiens-4 Winnipeg 3. Tomas Plekanec power play goal early in third period was the winner. Canadiens came from behind 3-2 with an Erik Cole goal late in the second. Bourque and Gallagher also scored for Montreal. Wheeler, Andtropov and Jokinen scored consecutive goals to take the 3-2 lead. Carey Price in goal against Ondrej Pavelec. Game’s first star was Gallagher. @Bell Centre April 4 – Canadiens-4 Winnipeg-1 – Canadiens score four straight goals after trailing 1-0. Michael Ryder scores twice plus Giontga and Galchenyuk. Galchenyuk stops 18 game goal drought. Peter Budaj stops 33 of 34 shots. Subban 2 assists. Fifth straight loss for the Jets.
Home/Road – Canadiens on the road (13-7-2) Winnipeg at Home (13-9-1)
Special Teams – Power Play – Canadiens rank 4th 41/193 21.2%. Winnipeg ranked 29th 20/143 14.0% Penalty Killing – Canadiens ranked 25th 34/164 79.3% Winnipeg ranked 23th 27/134 79.8%.
Goaltending – Canadiens – Carey Price – 38GP (20-13-4) 2.60GAA .904save% Winnipeg – Ondrej Pavelec 43GP (21-19-3) 2.77GAA .906save%
Who’s Hot – Canadiens – Alex Galchenyuk -6 goals 4 assistrs last 11 games. Max Pacioretty 3 goals, five assists last seven. Winnipeg – Blake Wheeler 4 goals, 8 assists last eight games. Andrew Ladd – 4 goals, 10 assists last ten games. Dustin Byfuglien 2 goals, 4 assists in past seven.
Injuries – Canadiens – D-Alexei Emelin (knee surgery); C-Ryan White (suspended). Winnipeg – C-Olli Jokinen (high ankle sprain) D-Zach Bogosian (concussion); D-Tobias Enstrom (back); RW-Kyle Wellwood (hand)
Team Stat Comparison
|3||Goals Per Game||2.64|
|2.63||Goals Against Per Game||2.91|
|30.65||Shots on Goal Per Game||29.02|
|27.2||Shots Against Per Game||29.66|
|13.35||Penalty Minutes Per Game||10.96|
|41||Power Play Goals||20|
|21.2%||Power Play %||14%|
|34||Power Play Goals Allowed||27|
|79.3%||Penalty Kill %||79.9%|
|2||Shorthanded Goals Allowed||3|
The Winnipeg Lineup
Andrew Ladd- Bryan Little- Blake Wheeler
Evander Kane- Nikolai Antropov- James Wright
Eric Tangradi– Alexander Burmistrov- Mike Santorelli
Antti Miettinen- Aaron Gagnon – Chris Thorburn
Derek Meech – Dustin Byfuglien
Grant Clitsome – Ron Hainsey
Paul Postma- Mark Stuart