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PREVIEW GAME #42 Vancouver @ Canadiens (Jan. 7/2018)

Jan 7th, 2018 | By

The Canadiens and Canucks are tied in points at 38. Each is ranked 14th in it’s respective conference. The Canucks offense is ranked 28th; in the league; Canadiens 29th. Canucks defense is 26th, the Canadiens defense is 24th ranked. The Canadiens rank 27th in the league in goal differential (minus-24) Vancouver 28th (minus-27)

….Last time the teams met, the Canadiens won 7-5 December 19th in Vancouver. The win in Vancouver ended a five game Canadiens losing streak.

….In the last meeting at the Bell Centre the Canadiens were 3-0 winners Nov. 2 ,2016.

PREVIEW GAME #41 Tampa Bay @ Canadiens (Jan. 4/2018)

Jan 4th, 2018 | By

This is the second game vs. Tampa in eight nights. Last Thursday they lost 3-1. Carey Price stopped 31 of 34 shots.

….Over the last two-plus seasons the Canadiens are 6-2-1 vs. Tampa. Prior that the Canadiens had lost seven in a row against them. And nine of eleven including playoffs.

….The last Bell Centre meeting between the clubs was a 4-2 Tampa win on April 7th. It ended a three game home winning streak against the Lightning. Prior to that Tampa had won 4 in a row at Montreal.

PREVIEW GAME #40 – San Jose @ Canadiens (Jan. 2/2018)

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By

Preview Game #40 San Jose vs. Canadiens Bell Centre – January 2nd, 2018 – 7:35pm – Season Records – San Jose 36GP (20-12-4) 44pts – Third in Pacific Division.Canadiens – 39GP (16-19-4) 36pts. Sixth \ in Atlantic Division; 28th in NHL. Last Ten Games – San Jose (6-2-2) Canadiens (3-6-1) Home/Away – San Jose on

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PREVIEW GAME #39 Canadiens @ Florida (Dec. 30/2017)

Dec 30th, 2017 | By

This is the second of four meetings this season @Bell Centre Oct. 23rd Canadiens-5 Florida-1. Weber 2 goals, Gallagher 1 g, 1a; Reimer vs. Price.

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

….Since the tradition started in 2005, the Canadiens have played eleven pre- New Years games at Sunrise. Their record is 6-5-0 with 1 win in a shootout and 2 wins in overtime. Last Dec. 29th the Canadiens won 3-2 on Phillip Danault’s overtime goal.

….At Sunrise over the last six seasons the Canadiens have a 7-3-0 record. Three of the Canadiens seven wins were decided in either overtime or shootout.

PREVIEW GAME #38 Canadiens @ Tampa Bay (Dec. 28/2017)

Dec 28th, 2017 | By

This is the first of four meetings between the clubs. They will meet again January 4th at the Bell Centre.

….The Canadiens were 2-1-1 vs. Tampa last season. Both games in Tampa went into overtime. On Dec. 28th Tampa won 4-3 on Tyler Johnson’s overtime goal. The Canadiens won 2-1 in OT April first with Alexander Radulov scoring the game winner.

….Tampa is 4-1-3 in it’s last eight home games vs. the Canadiens.

….Last season the Canadiens finished first in the Atlantic Division and Tampa missed the playoffs by a point.

PREVIEW GAME #37 Canadiens @ Carolina (Dec. 27/2017)

Dec 27th, 2017 | By

Last season the Canadiens lost two of three vs. Carolina. The Canadiens split the pair at home and lost at Raleigh.

….Over the last 27 meetings between the clubs the Canadiens are 18-7-2 and 7-4-2 over the last 13 at Raleigh.

….Statistically, the teams are evenly matched – Carolina has scored 2.74 goals per game; the Canadiens 2.69. On defense the Canadiens give up 3.14 per game to Carolina’s 3.03. On special teams the Canadiens power play ranks 19th; Carolina 27th. Penalty Killing the Hurricanes are 26th, the Canadiens have dropped to 28th.

….Career vs. Carolina Price has a career record of 14-6-2 with a 2.08 GAA and .934 save%.

PREVIEW GAME #36 Canadiens @ Edmonton (Dec. 23/2017)

Dec 23rd, 2017 | By

This is the second of two meetings. @Bell Centre Dec. 9th – Edmonton-6 Canadiens-2. Khaira two goals for Edmonton. Danault & Galchenyuk scored for the Canadiens.Price gave up 4 goals on 14 shots; replaced by Niemi.

….Since the Canadiens defeated Edmonton 5-4 in overtime at the Commonwealth Stadium-Heritage Classic Nov. 22nd 2003 the Canadiens have won three of eleven in Edmonton (3-7-1).

….Over the last 17 seasons dating back to Dec. 30, 2000, Edmonton has a 17-6-3 overall record vs. the Canadiens.

PREVIEW GAME #35 Canadiens @ Calgary (Dec. 22/2017)

Dec 21st, 2017 | By

The Canadiens have lost 23 of the last 31 overall games vs. Calgary.

….Over the last 15 seasons the Canadiens have recorded two wins at the Saddledome – 6-2 Oct 30th 2015 and 2-1 in a shootout Oct. 2014. Since January 5th 2002 the Canadiens record at the Saddledome is 2-8-1.

….Since the lockout the teams have met eight times home and away. The Canadiens are 4-4-1 in those games.

PREVIEW GAME #34 Canadiens @ Vancouver (Dec. 19/2017)

Dec 18th, 2017 | By

Since the 2012 lockout the Canadiens are 2-1-1 in Vancouver and 3-3-2 overall vs. the Canucks.

….Since November 30th 2000 the Canadiens have lost 11 of 14 games in Vancouver including eight straight 2000 and 2010.

….In the eight Canadiens-Canucks games since the 2012 lockout Max Pacioretty leads with 7 goals, 1 assist. Brendan Gallagher with 1 goal, 5 assists in eight games and in seven games Alex Galchenyuk has 1 goal, 3 assists.

PREVIEW GAME #33 Canadiens @ Ottawa (Dec. 16/2017)

Dec 16th, 2017 | By

The Senators are five points behind the Canadiens in the Atlantic Division with two games in hand.

….When the Canadiens played the Senators in Ottawa Oct 30th they had a record of 3-7-1 and were eight points behind the Senators who were 5-1-5. Since then the Canadiens are 11-7-3 and Ottawa is 5-12-2.

….The Canadiens have won five straight vs. the Senators outscoring them 20-9..

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