Game #10

Canadiens vs. Boston

TD Garden – Oct. 27/2011 – 7:05pm


Season Records – Canadiens – 9GP (2-5-2) 6pts.   5th in Northeast Division/14th in Eastern Conference. Boston – 8GP  (3-5-0) 6pts.   4th in Northeast Division/13th in Eastern Conference.

Season Series – First of six meetings.  Exactly six months ago (April 27th) the Canadiens lost game seven of the Stanley Cup first round series. The Canadiens won four of the six regular season meetings last year.

Last Time Out –  Canadiens end a six game losing streak with a 5-1 win over Philadelphia at the Bell
Centre Wednesday.   The Bruins last played on Saturday when they were beaten 4-2 at home by San Jose.

Goaltending – Canadiens – Carey Price  8GP (2-4-2) 2.86GAA   .887save%    Boston  – Tim Thomas 6GP  (3-3-0) 2.15GAA   .926save%.

Who’s Hot –  Canadiens – Max Pacioretty scored two goals and an assist against Philadelphia and has four
goals and nine points in nine games.  Erik Cole has 12 shots on goal his last two games.  Boston – Milan Lucic has two goals and five points his last two games.

Absentees – Canadiens – D-Andrei Markov (IR-right knee inflammation); D-Brendon Nash (IR shoulder surgery); D-Chris Campoli (IR-hamstring); RW-Ryan White (IR-sports hernia surgery).   Boston – C-Marc Savard (IR-post concussion syndrome); D-Adam McQuaid (probable-head/neck); C-Tyler Seguin (probable-ankle sprain)

Special Teams – Power Play – Canadiens ranked 27th in NHL 10.8% (4/37).  Boston ranked 22nd   12.9% (4/31).   Penalty Killing – Canadiens ranked 19th  – 82.0% (7/39)  Boston ranked 9th – 87.9% (4/33)


…Boston GM Peter Chiarelli on a home and home series with the Canadiens being a wake-up call for his team.  “I would hope that that would be the case against Montreal. They’re rivals, we’ve had some real good games and
series with them and all that history last year.”

….. The Canadiens had not gone this deep into a season before getting their second win since 1941-42, when they got off to a 1-10-1 start

…. . Carey Price with his win over Philadelphia Wednesday night became  the fifth-youngest goalie in the expansion era to reach triple figures in wins. Price is 100-80-26.

…..The game will mark the first on-ice appearance together of Max Pacioretty and Zdeno Chara since the ‘stanchion’ incident at the Bell Centre March 8th.

…..Bruins head coach Claude Julien on Pacioretty “I can tell you one thing we’re happy about honestly, and it would be for anybody else, is that he’s healthy,  As a player in the league, you don’t want to see somebody end his career on an unfortunate accident. But what you want to see is a player to come back and be healthy. As far as that’s concerned, he’s healthy, we’ve turned the page and now it’s time to move on.”