logo canadienslogo torontoPreview Game #27

Toronto vs. Canadiens

Bell Centre – Nov. 30, 20137:15pm


Game Notes

…..The teams have identical (14-9-3) records.

…..The Canadiens are 5-1-1 over their last seven and have taken at least a point in eight of their last nine games (6-1-2).  They are 6-4-3 in November.

……Toronto has lost three in a row and have a 4-5-3 record in November after finishing October on top of the Atlantic Division.

….. Toronto has lost six straight on the road (0-3-3) on the road, their longest slump since going 0-5-2 from Jan. 19-Feb. 12, 2010. Their last road win was October 30th in Calgary.

…..Toronto has won four of the last six vs. the Canadiens.

…..At the Bell Centre they have won three in a row and six of the last seven.   

….. The Maple Leafs are allowing an NHL-worst 35.8 shots on goal per game.

…….Toronto has given up 15 goals it’s last three games, all losses.

…..Over the last week the Leafs were shutout 6-0 by Columbus;  lost 6-5 to Pittsburgh in a shootout after Toronto blew a 4-1 lead and were outshot 19-0 in the third period and overtime;   and then lost 3-2 in overtime to Buffalo Friday after giving up a goal with 90 seconds left and another 38 seconds into overtime.

…..Douglas Murray and George Parros will be in the Canadiens lineup.  Parros has not played in nine games.  He also suffered a concussion in the opening game of the season in the fight with Colton Orr.

……Colton Orr has played in 24 of the Leafs 26 games.  He has 0 points and has a total of 6 shots on goal.  His average ice time is 6:13.

…..Carey Price is 11-12-1 with a 2.69 GAA and three shutouts  lifetime against Toronto.

……Price has a .952 save percentage in his last nine starts at the Bell Centre and has not given up more than two goals in any of the games.

….. In the Eastern Conference, Carey Price’s goals-against average is 2.00 tieing him with Tuuka Rask for the lead.   In save percentage Price leads the East at .936.  Rask is second at .935.

….. Jonathan Bernier will likely start for the visitors. He was peppered with 48 shots by the Penguins last time out, making 43 saves and taking the 6-5 shootout loss.

…..Lars Eller scored twice in the opening night loss to Toronto. He scored five goals in the season’s first five games.  In 21 game since, he has two.

…. Phil Kessel  has a goal and five assists in his last three games at Montreal.  He has five goals in November and has gone 13 games without an assist.

The Leafs Lineup

21 – van Riemsdyk  42- Bozak  81-Kessel

12-Raymond  43-Kadri  71-Clarkson

37-Ashton  11-McClement  41-Kulemin

3-Phaneuf  36-Gunnarsson

2-Fraser  4-Franson

15-Ranger  44-Rielly



Game Statistics

Season Record Toronto – 26GP  (14-9-3) – 31pts.  Canadiens – 26GP  (14-9-3) 31pts.

Last Ten Games Toronto3-4-3; Montreal6-2-2

This SeasonSecond of five games.    @Bell Centre Oct. 1 Toronto-4  Canadiens-3.

Home/Road –   Toronto on the Road  (5-5-3);  Canadiens at Home (7-4-1)

Special Teams – Power Play – Toronto ranked 3rd   19/78  24.4%   Canadiens ranked 5th  23/98  22.1%    Penalty Killing – Toronto ranked 20th  21/101  79.0%  Canadiens ranked 8th  14/91  84.6%

Goaltending – Toronto – Jonathan Bernier – 17GP (8-6-2)  2.33GAA%  .931save%.    Canadiens – Carey Price – 20GP- (10-8-2)  2.00GAA  .936save%

Who’s Hot –  Toronto Phil Kessel four goals last six games.  Canadiens – Tomas Plekanec two goals last three games.

From the Clinic  LW-Rene Bourque (groin strain); D-Davis Drewiske (IR-shoulder surgery)     Toronto – Joffrey Lupul  (groin;) C-Dave Bolland (IR-severed ankle tendon).



2.69 Goals Per Game 2.62
2.58 Goals Against Per Game 2
26 Shots on Goal Per Game 30.42
35.81 Shots Against Per Game 30.5
16.04 Penalty Minutes Per Game 12.08
19 Power Play Goals 23
24.4% Power Play % 23.5%
21 Power Play Goals Allowed 14
79.2% Penalty Kill % 84.6%
4 Shorthanded Goals 3
1 Shorthanded Goals Allowed 1