GAME PREVIEW #6 Canadiens @ Winnipeg (Oct. 15/2013)

Oct 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Canadiens, Latest News

jets logo010Preview Game #6

Canadiens vs. Winnipeg

MTS Centre – October 15, 20138:05pm EDT


Quick Facts

…… Six players in this game go into Monday’s action tied for the NHL lead with six assists,  P.K. Subban  and Alex Galchenyuk  and the Jets Dustin Byfuglien and Tobias Enstrom.  

……Brian Gionta returns to the Canadiens lineup and will play in his 700th career game.

……Josh Gorges will play in his 500th career game.

……Daniel Briere has been shifted to the fourth line where, in this game, he will play with centre Ryan White and left wing Travis Moen.

……Tomas Plekanec needs two points to reach 700 for his career.

…… Lars Eller is one of six players with five goals so far, two behind league leader Tomas Hertl of the San Jose Sharks. Eller’s seven points places him two behind front runners Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.

…….Eller has scored at least a goal in four of the five Canadiens games to date.

……P.K Subban leads all NHL defencemen with 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in five games.  All of his points have come in his last four games.

…..Ryan White will play in an NHL game for the first time in his home town.  He missed previous opportunities to play in front of family and friends because of injury and a suspension.    White was born and raised in nearby Brandon, Manitoba.  Prior to the NHL’s return to Winnipeg, White played against the AHL’s Manitoba Moose while with the Hamilton Bulldogs.

.……Evander Kane was shifted to a line with Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little on Sunday.  He responded with two goals in a 3-0 win over New Jersey.   Kane has only one goal in 14 career games against the Canadiens,

……Montreal  has taken two of three in Winnipeg since the Jets relocated from Atlanta for the 2011-12 season and the Habs overall are 6-1-0 and have outscored the Jets 27-14.  The lone defeat was  4-0 in Winnipeg December 22nd 2011.

…… Carey Price is 7-1-0 with a 1.88 goals-against average in his eight career starts against the Jets.  Career vs. the Jets/Thrashers he is  10-3-3 in 16 starts.

……After giving up four goals against Toronto in the season opener, Price has allowed a total of 5 goals his next three starts.

……Ondrej Pavelec has lost eight of his last nine starts against Montreal while posting a 4.43 GAA.  His lone win against the Canadiens was a shutout, December 22nd 2011. (27 saves)

……Max Pacioretty has recorded 13 shots and three goals in the three games since was kept out of the lineup with a wrist/forearm injury against Philadelphia Oct. 5th.  He has ‘attempted’ 23 shots in those three games (4 blocked; 6 missed the net)

……In franchise history Atlanta/Winnipeg has made the playoffs once – 2007 as the Thrashers.  They finished 9th in the Eastern Conference last season.

……In their two years in Winnipeg the Jets have a home ice record of  36-23-6 at home.  On the road they are 25-33-7.


For the Record-

 Team RecordsCanadiens (3-2-0) Third game of a six game home stand     Winnipeg (3-3-0) Fourth of a four game road trip.

 Season Series –  First of two games this season.  Second meeting February 2nd at Bell Centre. 

Last Season – Canadiens swept all three games  @Bell Centre Jan. 29 –   Canadiens-4 Winnipeg 3.  Tomas Plekanec power play goal early in third period was the winner.  Canadiens came from behind 3-2 with an Erik Cole goal late in the second.  Bourque and Gallagher also scored for Montreal.  Wheeler, Antropov and Jokinen scored consecutive goals to take the 3-2 lead.  Carey Price in goal against Ondrej Pavelec.  Game’s first star was Gallagher. @Bell Centre April 4 – Canadiens-4 Winnipeg-1 – Canadiens score four straight goals after trailing 1-0.  Michael Ryder scores twice plus Giontga and Galchenyuk.  Galchenyuk stops 18 game goal drought.  Peter Budaj stops 33 of 34 shots. Subban 2 assists. Fifth straight loss for the Jets.  April 25 @ Winnipeg   Canadiens-4 Winnipeg-2.  The Canadiens scored three unanswered goals in the third period for the win. Bourque, Gallagher, Desharnais, Pacioretty scored for Montreal. James Wright and Blake Wheeler for Winnipeg.   The three stars in Winnipeg were Desharnais, Wheeler and Gallagher

Who’s Hot – Canadiens – P.K. Subban has 1 goal, 6 assists his last four games.  Alex Galchenyuk 1 goal, 4 assists last four games.        Winnipeg – Evander Kane 2 goals in 3-0 wion over New Jersey Sunday.

Goaltending – Canadiens – Carey Price 2-2-0    2.27 GAA   .929save%    Winnipeg – Ondrej Pavelec    (2-3-0)   3.25 GAA    .905save%

Special Teams – Power Play – Canadens ranked 7th  6/21   28.6%   Winnipeg ranked 20th  5/27   18.5%     Penalty Killing – Canadiens ranked 11th   4/22   81.8%  Winnipeg – ranked 16th   6/30   80.0%

The SickBayCanadiens – D-Alexei Emelin (IR-knee surgery);  D-Douglas Murray (IR-shoulder sprain(; D-Davis Drewiske (IR-shoulder); RW-George Parros (day-to-day, concussion)    Winnipeg – C-Chris Thorburn (lower body)

Briere Moves to Fourth Line-Beaulieu Replaces Tinordi

Max Pacioretty-Lars Eller- Brian Gionta
Alex Galchenyuk-Tomas Plekanec-Brendan Gallagher
Brandon Prust–David Desharnais-Rene Bourque
Travis Moen- Ryan White- Danny Briere

PK Subban- Andrei Markov
Josh Gorges-Raphael Diaz
Francois Bouillon-Nathan Beaulieu

Carey Price


Projected Winnipeg Lineup

9-Evander Kane   18-Bryan Little   26-Blake Wheeler
16-Andrew Ladd  55- -Mark Scheifele   67-Michael Frolik
27-Eric Tangradi   12–Olli Jokinen   40-Devin Setoguchi
17-James Wright   19-Jim Slater   15-Matt Halischuk

39-Tobias Enstrom   44-Zach Bogosian
4-Paul Postma   33-Dustin Byfuglien
5-Mark Stuart   8-Jacob Trouba

31-Ondrej Pavelec





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