Phoenix vs. Canadiens
Bell Centre – Oct. 20, 2016 – 7:35pm
Season Records – Phoenix (1-1-0) 2pts. Canadiens (2-0-1) 5pts.
Last Time Out – Phoenix lost to Ottawa 7-4 Tuesday in Ottawa. Canadiens shut out Pittsburgh 4-0 Tuesday.
….The Coyotes swept last season’s two-game series. 3-2 at Bell Centre; 6-2 at Phoenix. It was the first season sweep in their history. They have also won two straight in Montreal and four of their last five overall and have earned points in 6 of their last 8 games (4-2-2)
About the Canadiens –
….Following a 4-0 shutout win, Michel Therrien will stick with the same lineup against Phoenix.
….Carey Price will make his first start for the Canadiens in 331 days. He has never lost a game vs. Arizona. In seven starts he has a 1.42 GAA and a .952 save percentage against them.
….Mikhail Sergachev will play in his second consecutive game.
….Defenseman Jeff Petry leads the Canadiens with four points in three games (2G 2A)
….Nine players (39%) were not on the Canadiens roster at the start of last season. Three are rookies (Lehkonen, Sergachev, Carr). Seven of the nine newcomers will be in this game.
….This will be the second game of a six game Phoenix road trip.
….Sainte-Hilaire native Louis Domingue will be in goal for the Coyotes. His first NHL start was Feb. 1, 2015 at the Bell Centre He stopped 17 of 19 shots in a 3-2 win. (Mike Smith suffered a lower body injury in Ottawa Tuesday) Domingue gave up two first period goals to Alex Galchenyuk in that game.
….Domingue played his junior hockey with the Quebec Remparts. He was drafted 138th in 2010.
….The Coyotes came back with three straight goals (two on their power play) to win. (Dustin Tokarski was in goal for the Canadiens.
….That win was the first by the Phoenix franchise in 19 years dating back to Oct 28, 1996.
….At the Bell Centre the Coyotes record is 2-19-1 with 2 ties. Over that stretch they have been outscored 102 to 46.
….Repentigny native Laurent Dauphin will play his first NHL game at the Bell Centre. Dauphin was drafted in the second round (39th). He played his junior hockey with Chicoutimi.
….Anthony Duclair has five points (1G 4A) in four career games vs. the Canadiens. He has at least a point in each of his games against the Canadiens.
….After two games Jordan Martinook and Oliver Ekman-Larsson are leading in goals with two each.
….Defenseman Jakob Chychrun was drafted 7 players after Sergachev in June. He will be back in the Arizona lineup for his second career game after sitting out the Ottawa loss on Tuesday.
….Shane Doan is one of two active NHL players who played at the Montreal Forum (Jaromir Jagr also). The Forum closed 21 years ago. This will be Doan’s 1,469th career game.
….Career leaders vs. Montreal Alex Goligoski 15GP 3-8=11; Shane Doan 23 GP 5-4=9; Oliver Ekman-Larsson 8GP 4-4=8
….This is Dave Tippett’s eighth season as head coach of the Coyotes, the third longest tenure in the league.
…..Louis Domingue will make his first start of the season. He gave up three goals on 11 shots after Mike Smith was injured Tuesday in Ottawa. He has a career record of 16-21-6 with a 2.80GAA and .910 save%.
….Carey Price was 10-2-0 with a 2.06 GAA, .934SV% in his 12 starts before suffering his knee injury last November.
….Vs. Arizona, Price is undefeated. His record is 7-0-0 with a 1.42 GAA, a .952 save percentage and one shutout.
Canadiens Lines & Pairings
67 – Max Pacioretty 27-Alex Galchenyuk 11-Brendan Gallagher
62-Artturi Lehkonen 14-Tomas Plekanec 47-Alexander Radulov
41-Paul Byron 51-David Desharnais 65-Andrew Shaw
24-Philip Danault 17-Torrey Mitchell 32-Brian Flynn
28-Nathan Beaulieu 6-Shea Weber
79-Andrei Markov 26-Jeff Petry
74-Alexei Emelin 22-Mikhail Sergachev
Injuries – None
Scratches – D-Greg Pateryn; D Zach Redmond; LW Daniel Carr
Phoenix Lines & Pairings
10-Anthony Duclair 11-Martin Hanzal 16-Max Domi
8-Tobias Rieder 20-Dylan Strome 19-Shane Doan
76-Laurent Dauphin 18 Christian Dvorak 17-Radim Vrbata
48-Jordan Martinook 15-Brad Richardson 25-Ryan White
23-Oliver Ekman-Larsson 2-Luke Schenn
33-Alex Goligoski 5-Connor Murphy
6-Jacob Chychrun 21-Jamie McBain
Injuries – G Mike Smith (left leg)
Healthy Scratches – LW Jamie McGinn; LW Lawson Crouse; D Kevin Connauton