logo canadienslogo tampaPreview Game #4

Tampa Bay vs. Canadiens

Bell Centre – April 22, 2014 – 7:05pm

 

Game Notes

.Only three teams in Stanley Cup history have come back from 0-3 to win an NHL playoff series 1943-Toronto over Detroit in the final; 1975-Islanders against Pittsburgh; 2010 Philadelphia vs. Boston.

.Tampa defenseman Matt Carle was a member of the Philadelphia team that came back from 0-3 to beat Boston in 2010. Daniel Briere was also part of that Flyers team.

.The Canadiens are 31-0 in series in which they took a 3-0 lead. They completed a four game sweep in 22 of those occasions.

.The last time the Canadiens swept a series in four straight was 1993 vs. the Buffalo Sabres (part of a record tieing eleven game playoff winning streak).

 …The Canadiens have not reached the second round of a playoff series since they reached the Eastern Finals four seasons ago (2010)

..Carey Price has not been the winning goaltender in a playoff series since 2008; a seven game series vs. Boston. (He shutout Boston 5-0 in the 7th game, his second shutout of the series)

 

….After giving up four goals on 14 shots in the first game, Price has given up 3 goals on the next 67 for a save percentage of .955.  Overall Price has a 2.12GAA and .912 save% in the series.

Anders Lindback‘s save percentage in the series is .888.  He has stopped 87 of 98 shots.

.The Canadiens power play is 1 for 11 (9.1%) in the series and 1 for it’s last 34 including the the final eight games of the season.

.The defense pairing of Andrei Markov and Alexei Emelin has blocked a total of 22 shots(11 each) through the first three games. Columbus defenceman Jack Johnson leads the playoffs with 15 through three games.

.While the Desharnais line has scored only two goals through the first three games they have accounted for 29 shots on goal.

.Max Pacioretty has now played seven career playoff games without a goal. He has a total of 23 shots on goal in those games, nine of them in this series.

.The Lars Eller line has produced five of the Canadiens 12 goals in the series (Bourque-3, Eller & Gionta 1 each).

.Rene Bourque has six goals in his last 13 playoff games.

.Lars Eller has a goal and 3 assists. He had two assists in eight playoff games prior to this year.

.The Plekanec line has four goals – (Plekanec-2, Gallagher-2)

.Brendan Gallagher has points in all three games (2 goals, 2 assists)

….After failing to register a point in his last two games, Daniel Briere‘s playoff production has fallen below one per game.  He now has 110 points in 111 games.

 …Lars Eller and Josh Gorges have a plus-4 rating.  The playoff leaders are Nathan McKinnon (COL) and Justin Braun (SJS) at plus 5.  

….Rene Bourque shares the playoff goalscoring lead with three others at 3.  Bourque has 15 shots on goal, one fewer than playoff leaders James Neal (PIT) and Marian Hossa (CHI).

….Andrei Markov is second in average even strength ice time at 22:51.  His average total ice time is 28:33 which ranks 8th after three games.  

…In 2011. after losing twice at home, Tampa trailed Pittsburgh 3-1 after four games in the opening round.  They came back to win the next three to take the series.

 

Tampa Bay

Montreal

2.33

Goals Per Game

4

4

Goals Against Per Game

2.33

27

Shots on Goal Per Game

33.67

33.67

Shots Against Per Game

27

15

Penalty Minutes Per Game

9

2

Power Play Goals

1

33.3%

Power Play %

9.1%

1

Power Play Goals Allowed

2

90.9%

Penalty Kill %

66.7%

0

Shorthanded Goals

1

1

Shorthanded Goals Allowed

0

Goaltending


Tampa Bay

GP

W

L

GAA

SO

SV%

Anders Lindback

3

0

3

3.50

0

.888

Kristers Gudlevskis

1

0

0

10.34

0

0

Montreal

GP

W

L

GAA

SO

SV%

Carey Price

3

3

0

2.12

0

.914