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PREVIEW GAME #72 Canadiens @ Toronto (March 17/2018)

Mar 17th, 2018 | By

Third of four scheduled meetings. Canadiens 0-1-1 vs. Toronto. @Bell Centre – Oct. 14th Toronto-4 Canadiens-3 (OT). Ended fourteen game Canadiens winning streak over Toronto. Auston Matthews second goal won the game in overtime. Drouin 1 g, 1a. Price allows 4 goals on 22 shots. @Bell Centre Nov. 18th – Toronto-6 Canadiens-0. Matthews with two goals. Niemi replaced Lindgren in third period. Frederik Andersen 33 saves for shutout.

….The last meeting between the teams in Toronto was Feb. 25th of last season, a 3-2 Canadiens overtime win which completed a four game sweep of the season series. Andrew Shaw scored at 1:06 of overtime. Auston Matthews with two goals.

….The Canadiens have won eleven of their last 13 games at the Air Canada Centre.

….The last time Toronto defeated the Canadiens at home was Jan. 18, 2014 – 5-3.

PREVIEW GAME #71 Pittsburgh @ Canadiens (March 15/2018)

Mar 15th, 2018 | By

This is the first of three meetings in sixteen days this month.

….Pittsburgh has a record of 7-2-2 in their last eleven games at the Bell Centre including four wins in their las five.

….Overall the Canadiens are 9-8-6 over the last 23 meetings dating back to the start of the 2010-2011 season.

….Over the last four seasons the Canadiens are 4-3-2 vs. Pittsburgh.

PREVIEW GAME #70 Dallas @ Canadiens (March 13/2018)

Mar 13th, 2018 | By

Second of two meetings – @Dallas Dec. 21st – Dallas-3 Canadiens-1. Shore, Spezza & Seguin (ENG) for the Stars. Gallagher for Montreal. Lindgren vs. Bishop.

….Dallas last played at the Bell Centre March 28, 2017 – a 4-1 Canadiens win.

….At the Bell Centre Dallas has lost six of the last seven games (1-5-1) over the last 15 seasons. Their last win in Montreal was 3-0 Feb. 21, 2012. Lehtonen 31 saves.

….Since the Stars moved from Minnesota to Dallas, they are 4-9-2 at Bell Centre.

PREVIEW GAME #69 – Canadiens @ Columbus (March 12th/2018)

Mar 12th, 2018 | By

Third of three meetings – Canadiens 1-0-1. – @Bell Centre – Nov. 14th Columbus-2 Canadiens-1 (overtime) Werenski with OT winner. Byron scored for Canadiens. Bobrovsky vs. Lindgren. @Bell Centre Nov. 27th Canadiens-3 Columbus-1. Price allowed one goal on 38 shots. Gallagher, Drouin, Shaw (ENG). Werenski for Columbus.

….The Canadiens last win at Columbus was Feb 26 2015 (5-2). The Blue Jackets have won the last three at home vs. Montreal and five of their last seven overall.

….Over the last seven meetings vs. Columbus the Canadiens are 2-4-1 and have been outscored 25-10. (that includes the infamous 10-0 shutout loss November 14th 2017 at Columbus, the largest margin of victory in Blue Jackets history).

PREVIEW GAME #68 Canadiens @ Tampa Bay (March 10/2018)

Mar 10th, 2018 | By

hootout). Byron with shootout winner. Pacioretty for Montreal; Kucherov for Tampa. Price allows 1 goal on 45 shots. @Bell Centre Feb. 24th Tampa Bay-4 Canadiens-3 (shootout). Kucherov 1g, 1a. Pacioretty 1 g 1a. Point with shootout winner. Niemi allows 3 on 39 shots.

….In the last nine home games vs. the Canadiens Tampa is 5-1-3.

….Last season the Canadiens won the Atlantic Division. Tampa missed the playoffs.

PREVIEW GAME #67 Canadiens @ Florida (March 8/2018)

Mar 8th, 2018 | By

Third of four meetings. Canadiens (1-1-0)    @Bell Centre Oct. 23rd Canadiens-5 Florida-1. Weber 2 goals, Gallagher 1 g, 1a; Reimer vs. Price. @Florida Dec. 30th Florida-2 Canadiens-0. Reimer -38save shutout. vs. Price. Brickley & Trocheck scored.

….The Canadiens have won four of the last five meetings vs. the Panthers.Prior to that they had lost five in a row against them.

PREVIEW GAME #66 Canadiens @ New Jersey (March 6/2018)

Mar 6th, 2018 | By

Second of three meetings – Dec. 14th @ BellCentre – Canadiens-2 New Jersey -1 (overtime). Plekanec scored at 1:52 of OT. Also Andrew Shaw. Noesen for NJD. Price vs. Schneider.

….The Canadiens swept all three meetings last season outscoring the Devils 12-6. They have won five straight against New Jersey.

….Home and away since the lockout the canadiens are 11-3-2 vs. New Jersey. Seven of the 16 were decided in OT/Shootout.

PREVIEW GAME #65 Canadiens @ Boston (March 3, 2018)

Mar 3rd, 2018 | By

The Bruins are looking to sweep a season series against the Canadiens for the first time since they went 4-0-0 in 1994-95.

….Boston has now beaten the Canadiens five straight games overall including the last two at Boston.

….Prior to their last two losses in Boston, the Canadiens had won nine straight games at Boston dating back to Jan. 12, 2012

PREVIEW GAME #63 – NY Islanders @ Canadiens (Feb. 28/2018)

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

Second of three meetings. @Bell Centre Jan. 15th Islanders-5 Canadiens-4 (overtime). Tavares scores the overtime winner., his second of the game. Barzal 1 goal, 2 assists; Thomas Greiss stops 52 of 56 shots. Price allows 5 on 24 shots.

….The Canadiens will conclude their season series vs. the Islanders at Brooklyn Friday.

….The Islanders have won three straight vs. the Canadiens. Thomas Greiss has been in goal for all three wins.

PREVIEW GAME #62 Philadelphia @ Canadiens (Feb. 26/2018)

Feb 26th, 2018 | By

Third of three meetings. @Philadelphia Feb. 8th – Flyers-5 Canadiens-3. Back-to-back goals 1:10 apart broke a 2-2 tie. Konecny 2 goals; Giroux 1g,2a; Logan Shaw, Gallagher & Lehkonen. Price allows 4 on 28 shots. @Philadelphia Feb. 20th – Philadelphia-3 Canadiens-2 (overtime). Voracek two goals including OT winner. Petry & Byron for Monreal. Price allows 3 goals on 33 shots.

…The entire three game schedule with the Flyers is spread over 18 days this season.

….While the Canadiens have lost eight of their last nine games at Philadelphia since the 2012 lockout, at home they have won seven of their last eight.

….The Flyers last win in Montreal was April 15th, 2013. Since then 6-0-0. Two of the wins in overtime/shootout.

….Over the last ten years the Canadiens have won 12 of 16 meetings with the Flyers at the Bell Centre.

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