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

Mar 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Hockey-General News, Latest News

Preview Game #72

Ottawa vs. Canadiens

Bell Centre – March 19, 2017 – 7:35pm

Lineup Changes

….Carey Price in goal. Alexei Emelin returns to the lineup – will be paired with Jeff Petry. Mike McCarron returns to fourth line with Torrey Mitchell and Dwight King.

….D Brandon Davidson & C Steve Ott will be healthy scratches.

Season Records – Ottawa – 70GP (39-23-8) 86pts. Second in Atlantic Division. Canadiens – 71GP (40-23-8) 88pts. First in Atlantic Division.

Last Ten Games – Ottawa 6-2-2. Canadiens 8-2-0

Last Time Out – Canadiens edge Senators 4-3 in shootout at Ottawa

Home/Road – Ottawa on the road (20-12-0). Canadiens at home (20-10-4)

Head-to-Head

….Season series – third of five meetings. Ottawa has won two of three meetings. Two games decidd in shootouts. @Ottawa Oct. 15 – Ottawa-4 Canadiens-3 (shootout). Erik Karlsson scores shootout winner in 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 Karlsson. Canadiens outshoot Ottawa 39-23. Price vs. Anderson. @Ottawa March. 18- Canadiens-4 Ottawa-3 (shootout). Canadiens come back in third on goals by Danault & Gallagher. Karlsson sends game to overtime. Byron & Radulov score in shootout.

….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.

About the Canadiens

….The Canadiens are looking to sweep their second straight set of back-to-back games. Feb. 27-28 they edged New Jersey and Columbus (both games in overtime). They are 7-4-2 in the second half of the two-game sets.

….This the first of a season-long six game home stand for the Canadiens. When the home stand ends they will play four of their final five games on the road.

….In the 13 games under Claude Julien the Canadiens are 9-4-0. They have scored 25 goals and allowed 29.

….In their last ten home games the Canadiens are 2-5-1.

….The Canadiens have now won seven straight when going into overtime or shootout.,

….The Canadiens have trailed going into the third period 31 times. They have come from behind to win a league leading eleven times. Pittsburgh is second with 8 comeback wins. Nashville & Buffalo with 7. (Ottawa is 4-16-2 when trailing into the third period).

….The Canadiens have outscored opponents 73-61 in the third period this season and 9-6 in overtime.

….When scoring the game’s first goal the Canadiens are 28-5-5.

….Shea Weber has a point in seven straight games vs. Senators (4g, 4a),

….Weber and Andrei Markov lead the Canadiens vs. Ottawa this season with 1 goal, 3 assists each.

….Andrei Markov‘s next assist will move him ahead of Saku Koivu into 6th on the Canadiens all-time assists list at 450. The only defenseman ahead of him is Larry Robinson at 686 assists. All five ahead of him, Lafleur, Beliveau, Henri Richard, Robinson and Lemaire are in the Hall of Fame.

….In his last seven games Paul Byron has 5 goals, 1 assist.

….Career vs. Ottawa Tomas Plekanec has 43 points in 66 games (17g, 26a)

….In his last six games Paul Byron has 5 goals, 1 assist.

….Career vs. Ottawa Tomas Plekanec has 43 points in 65 games (17g, 26a).

….In his last 21 games Max Pacioretty has 21 oints (12g, 9a).

….Eight of Pacioretty‘s 33 goals have come on the Canadiens power play.

….In 33 games against Ottawa Pacioretty has 22 points (11g, 11a)

About the Senators

….After a six game winning streak the Senators have lost three in a row. However they have at least a point in eight of their last nine games.

….Since January 15th the Senators have picked up 38 points in 29 games and have gained 10 points on the Canadiens in the standings. (Over the same stretch the Canadiens 28 points in 27 games since mid January).

….When the Senators score the first goal they have a record of 26-4-2.

….In his last 11 games Erik Karlsson has 13 points (4g.9a) and in his last 32 games he has 33 points (7g, 26a). In 34 career games vs. the Canadiens Karlsson has 30 points; 9g, 21assists.

….Kyle Turris leads the Senators with 23 goals in 66 games. Karlsson leads in points with 65 in 70 games.

….Against the Canadiens this season Karlsson and Derek Brassard lead the Senators with 5 points in three games (2g, 3a each)

….Mike Hoffman has 11 points 2g,9a) his last eleven games.

….In 13 games against the Canadiens Jean-Gabriel Pageau has 9 points (6g, 3a)

Goaltending

….In his last 8 starts Carey Price is 7-1 with a 1.60GAA and .942save%. In those games he’s allowed one goal 5-times and 2 goals once and three goals his last two starts. ….In his last eleven starts he has a record of 8-3 with a 1.70GAA and .938 save%.

….Price has started games on consecutive nights only once this season but only because he was pulled in the second period of a 4-2 loss to San Jose December 16th and then started the next night against Washington and made 20 saves in a 2-1 win.

….On the season Price has started 54 games with a 32-17-8 record with 3 shutouts, 2.28GAA and .922 save%.

….Career vs. Ottawa Price is 18-8-4 in 32 games with 3 shutouts, a 2.46GAA and .916save%.

….In his last 16 regular season and playoff games against the Canadiens Craig Anderson has a record of 10-3-3.

….Anderson‘s career regular season record vs. the Canadiens is 10-8-3 with a 3.06GAA and .900 save% in 22 games.

….Anderson is 6-0-1 and has given up thirteen goals in his last seven starts.

….In 31 starts this season Anderson is 21-8-2 with 4 shutoutrs,; 2.25GAA and .929save%.

.Mike Condon is 18-12-6 on the season with a 2.52GAA and .914 save%. He has one win in his last five starts (1-3-1)

.Condon has never played against the Canadiens. With the Canadiens last season he was 21-25-6 with a 2.71GAA and .903save%.

Special Teams

….Power Play – Ottawa ranks 21st (39/219) 17.8%. Canadiens rankd 14th (41/206) 19.9%.

….Penalty Killing – Ottawa ranks 12th (39/217) 82.0%. Canadiens ranked 17th (45/231) 80.5%.

….In the thirteen games under Claude Julien the Canadiens power play has produced 4 goals in 33 opportunities (12.1%) but their penalty kill has been 88.8% (3/27).

….The Canadiens power play has failed to produce a goal in the last seven games (0/15). Their last power play goal was scored in overtime by Alex Galchenyuk Feb. 28th vs. Nashville.

Canadiens Lines & Pairings

67-Max Pacioretty 27Alex Galchenyuk 47-Alexander Radulov

62-Artturi Lehkonen 24-Philip Danault 65-Andrew Shaw

41-Paul Byron 14-Tomas Plekanec 11-Brendan Gallagher

21-Dwight King  17-Torrey Mitchell  34-Mike McCarron

79-Andrei Markov 6-Shea Weber

74-Alexei Emelin  26-Jeff Petry

28-Nathan Beaulieu – 8-Jordie Benn

31-Carey Price

Injuries – C Brian Flynn (upper body); D Nikita Nesterov (upper body)

Scratches – ; LW Andreas Martinsen; ; D Brandon Davidson; C Steve Ott

Ottawa Forward Lines & Pairings

18-Ryan Dzingel 7-Kyle Turris 15-Zack Smith

14-Alexandre Burrows 19-Derick Brassard 9-Bobby Ryan

68-Mike Hoffman 44-Jean-Gabriel Pageau 10-Tom Pyatt

24-Viktor Stalberg 22-Chris Kelly 57-Tommy Wingels

3-Marc Methot 65-Erik Karlsson

2-Dion Phaneuf 5-Cody Ceci

33-Fredrik Claesson 6-Chris Wideman

41-Craig Anderson

1-Mike Condon

Injuries – RW Mark Stone (lower Body); D Mark Borowiecki (lower body); RW Chris Neil (broken finger); LW Clark MacArthur (LTIR concussion).

Scratches – D Jyrki Jokipakka; C Chris DiDomenico

One Comment to “PREVIEW GAME #72 – Ottawa @ Canadiens (March 19/2017)”

  1. Ned Stark says:

    This is becoming comical. A face off in our end…..lose the draw cleanly and a few seconds later the puck is in our net for a goal. Last night it was Danault losing the draw and the tying goal scored in the 3rd. Tonite in the 1st and it’s Gally27 losing the draw and Ottawa ties the game moments later.

    This has been going on all season, actually a few now and nothing has been done. Therrien probably never put it together the concept of losing possession in your end and then a goal against. I know Julien has only been here a short time. But this problem will probably end up being the deciding point in our exit from the playoffs. If he can’t get a specialist into practice before season’s end this has to be a priority for training camp.

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