Canadiens vs. Ottawa
Scotiabank Place – Nov. 4/2011 – 7:35pm
….The Canadiens have won seven of their last ten games in Ottawa.
….Carey Price has a 1.33 goals-against average and a .950 save% during the current three game win streak. He is 4-0-0 with a 1.57 GAA and two shutouts over his last five appearances in Ottawa.
….Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson beat the Canadiens twice last season, once with Colorado and
once with the Senators. He is 3-0-0 with a 1.99GAA over the last two seasons against the Canadiens.
….In their three game winning streak the Canadiens have outscored their opponent 11-4.
….The Senators had a six game winning streak snapped in Boston Tuesday. The Senators had the lead twice in that game before Boston went on to win 5-3. It was Boston’s first game since being beaten back-to-back by the Canadiens.
…. The Canadiens blocked 29 shots Saturday night leaving them in the NHL’s top three in that department. Jaroslav Spacek blocked seven shots against the Bruins and has 18 blocks in the past three games.
….Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will miss the game with a concussion. He was hit by the Rangers
Woytek Wolski Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The incident drew a minor penalty but no supplementary discipline from the league, mainly because, as Brendan Shanahan explained, the incident was accidental and Wolski has “no history of being a dirty player.”
…..Center Jason Spezza has 15 goals and 16 assists in 20 home games against the Canadiens.
……The Senators have won four straight at home while converting 5 of 12 power-play opportunities. The Canadiens meanwhile, have killed 11 of 12 over the last three games.
The Cold Hard Facts –
Season Record – Canadiens – 11GP (4-5-2) 10 pts. 4th in Northeast Division, 11th Eastern Conference. Ottawa – 13GP (7-6-0) 14pts. 4th Northeast; 5th Eastern Conference.
Season Series – First of six meetings. Canadiens won four of six last season (4-1-1) but suffered a 3-2 overtime loss in their final meeting of the season in Ottawa April 7th. Filip Kuba scored the winning goal. Alex Auld was in goal for the Canadiens.
Last Five Games – Canadiens (3-1-1) started by the last two losses of a six game streak.
Ottawa (4-1-0) including the last four game of a six game winning streak.
Goaltending – Canadiens – Carey Price (4-4-2) 2.59GAA .900save%. Ottawa – Craig Anderson (6-3-0)
Special Teams – Power Play – Montreal ranked 24th in NHL 13.3% (6/45) Ottawa ranked 1st 28.9% (13/45). Penalty Killing – Montreal ranked 17th 83.0% (8/47) Ottawa rranked 27th 73.4% (17/64)
Who’s Hot – Canadiens – Tomas Plekanec (2-2-4) and David Desharnais (1-3-4) have three-game points streaks going for the Canadiens. Price has a .950 save percentage over his last three games. …Ottawa – Nick Foligno had three assists Tuesday in the Boston loss.
The Missing- 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); C-Scott Gomez (shoulder); Ottawa – RW- Daniel Alfredsson (concussion); C-Peter Regin (shoulder); D-Matt Carkner (knee)
67-Max Pacioretty 14-Tomas Plekanec 21-Brian Gionta
13-Michael Cammalleri 51-David Desharnais 70-Erik Cole
32-Travis Moen 81-Lars Eller 46-Andrei Kostitsyn
52-Mathieu Darche 15-Petteri Nokelainen 45-Mike Blunden
26-Josh Gorges 76-P.K. Subban
75-Hal Gill 61-Raphael Diaz
6-Jaroslav Spacek 68-Yannick Weber
Goal- 31-Carey Price (30-Peter Budaj)
Scratches: Scott Gomez (upper body), Alexei Emelin (healthy)
14-Colin Greening 19-Jason Spezza 9-Milan Michalek
71-Nick Foligno 24-Stephane Da Costa 16 -Bobby Butler
32-Erik Condra 15-Zack Smith 25-Chris Neil
21-Nikita Filatov 18-Jesse Winchester 20-Zenon Konopka
4-Chris Phillip 7-David Rundblad
17-Filip Kuba 65-Erik Karlsson
55-Sergei Gonchar 2-Jared Cowen
Goal – 41-Craig Anderson (35-Alex Auld)