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Canadiens vs. Anaheim

Honda Center – March 5, 2014 – 10:00pm EST

Game Notes

..Dustin Tokarski will make his first start in goal in a Canadiens uniform. He played in 34 games with Hamilton this season with a record of 17-13-2 with a 2.34GAA and a .919 save percentage.

..At the NHL trade deadline, the Canadiens picked up right wing Thomas Vanek from the Islanders, defenseman Mike Weaver from Florida and goaltender Devan Dubnyk from Nashville. Dubnyk will report to Hamilton.

..Weaver will make his debut. He has six assists in 55 games this season and has 101 hits with 94 blocked shots.

..Anaheim at the deadline acquired defenseman Stephane Robidas from Dallas and sent goaltender Viktor Fasth to Edmonton and forward Dustin Penner to Washington.

..Since the 2004-05 lockout the Ducks are 4-1-1 vs. the Canadiens.

..The last time the Canadiens played in Anaheim Nov. 30, 2011, a 4-1 Ducks victory. The Habs have lost four of the past six in Anaheim.

..The Canadiens are 5-1-1 their last seven games.

..Anaheim leads the NHL in wins with 43. They have won 15 of their past 21 games 

..Against Eastern Conference opponents are 18-6-3. The Canadiens are 12-10-1 vs. the West and 6-5-0 against Pacific Division teams.

..Jonas Hiller is 2-1-1 with a 2.65 goals against average in his career versus the Canadiens.

Anaheim Line Combinations

21-Kyle Palmieri 15-Ryan Getzlaf 10-Corey Perry

39-Matt Beleskey 13-Nick Bonino 8-Teemu Selanne

34-Daniel Winnik 11-Saku Koivu 7-Andrew Cogliano

62-Patrick Maroon 33-Jakob Silfverberg 18-Tim Jackman

23-Francois Beauchemin 47-Hampus Lindholm

6-Ben Lovejoy 4-Cam Fowler

55-Bryan Allen 5-Luca Sbisa

1-Jonas Hiller


Game Statistics

Season Record – Canadiens 63GP (34-22-7) 75pts. 2nd in Atlantic Division Anaheim 62GP (43-14-5) 91 pts First in Pacific Division

Last Ten Games – Canadiens (6-2-2) Anaheim (6-4-0)

Last Time Out – Canadiens lost 2-1 in Los Angeles Sunday. Anaheim beat Carolina 5-3 at home on Sunday.

Season Series – Second of two games. @Bell Centre Oct. 24 – Canadiens-4 Anaheim-1. Carey Price stopped 31 of 32 shots.

Home/Road – Canadiens on the Road (16-12-2) Anaheim at Home (19-9-3)

Special Teams – Power Play – Canadiens ranked 13th 41/208 19.7% Tampa Bay ranked 18th 37/210 17.6% Penalty Killing – Canadiens ranked 4th 32/213 84.7% Anaheim ranked 11th 36/210 82.9%

Goaltending – Canadiens – Dustin Tokarski – 1st start – in Hamilton (17-13-2) 2.34GAA .919save% Anaheim – Jonas Hiller – 40GP (26-9-4) 2.28GAA .918save%

Who’s Hot Canadiens – P.K. Subban – two game goal scoring streak. Max Pacioretty – last three games 3 goals, 2assists. Anaheim – Ryan Getzlaf 2goals 2assists last three games. Andrew Cogliano 2 game goal streak. Corey Perry three goals las three games.

From the Clinic Canadiens – G-Carey Price (IR-lower body); LW-Michael Bournival (IR-concussion); LW-Brandon Prust (IR-upper body). Anaheim – Mathieu Perreault (upper body); D-Sheldon Souray (IR-surgery torn wrist ligament); D-Stephane Robidsas (IR-leg surgery.




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