Game #4

Chicago vs. Canadiens

Bell Centre – Oct. 10, 2017 – 7:35pm

Season Records – Chicago (2-0-1) Canadiens (1-2-0)

Last Time Out – Chicago lost 4-3 in OT in Toronto Monday night. Sunday the Canadiens lost at NY Rangers 2-0


….The first of two meetings this season. The second game will be in Chicago Nov. 5th.

….Last season the Hawks edged the Canadiens 3-2 Nov. 13th in Chicago. (Kane with game winner. Al Montoya vs. Corey Crawford) At the Bell Centre Chicago won 4-2 March 14th. (Chicago took 3-0 lead on goals by Kane, Oduya, Panarin. Byron & Weber in the third. Canadiens outshot Chicago 42-24.)

….Since the start of the 2009-2010 season the Hawks are 9-0-2 vs. the Canadiens.

….Including a sweep of last season’s series, Chicago has beaten the Canadiens seven straight times. It is the longest win streak against the Canadiens in the 81 year history of the rivalry.

….Chicago has won 3 in a row at the Bell Centre.

….Over the last 19 home ice meetings the Canadiens have won 13 of 19.

About the Canadiens

….This will be the Canadiens 198th home opener – and 100th in the NHL.

….The Canadiens have been outscored 8-1 in their last two games.

….In their three games they have been outscored 6-1 in the first period.

….Canadiens have registered 34 or more shots on goal in each of their three games.

….Including Sunday night at MSG, the Canadiens have been shut out eight times since the beginning of last season, the sixth highest total in the league.

….This is the Canadiens 3rd game in four nights. They are 4-11 in their last 15 games in the third game of that situation. It is also the Canadiens fourth game in six nights.

….This will be the Canadiens fourth game in six nights.

….Canadiens defencemen have yet to score this season. Last season they combined for 41 goals, fifth most in the NHL.

.Shea Weber leads the Canadiens with 12 hits and seven blocked shots. He’s the only member of the Canadiens on the positive side of the plus?minus ratings (plus-1)

….Rookie Victor Mete has averaged 18:16 ice time through his first three games and is minus-1.

\….Brendan Gallagher leads the Canadiens with 2 points in three games (1 SHG, 1a)

….Of the three Canadiens goals this season, only one has been scored 5-on-5 (Game 1-Pacioretty). The other two goals were scored while the Canadiens were shorthanded (Gallagher, Danault).

About the Blackhawks

….The Hawks lost 4-3 in OT Monday night. They have a point in their first three games for the first time in three season.

….Chicago has scored 18 goals, the second most in the first three games of any season in their history. (They had 19 in 1968-69).

…..For the Hawks this is the second night of back to back games, the first set of 15 this season. Last season they had a record of 10-3-1 in Game 2 second best in the NHL.

….Chicago has outscored opponents 9-0 in the first period of their three game. Nine goals leads the NHL. They are one of three teams not to have allowed a first period goal.

….Brandon Saad is the first Hawk since Bobby Hull (1965) to score three goals in a season opener.

….Patrick Kane (2g,4a) and Ryan Hartman (1g,5a) lead the Hawks with 6 points in three games. Saa leads goalscorers with 4.

….Dnncan Keith has led Chicago in TOI each season since the 2004-05 season, the longest such streakfor a player with the same team in the NHL> He is averaging 23:03 this season.

…. 27 year old Czech rookie Jan Rutta has a point in each of his first three NHL games. He is tied with Jonathan Toews for first on the team at plus-7.


….Carey Price has a3-4-0 career record vs. chicago with a 2.57GAA and .918 save%. 0 shutouts.

….In three appearances vs. Chicago, Price is 1-2-0 with a 3.36GAA and .905 save%.

….Corey Crawford is 7-0-2 vs. the Canadiens with 1 shutout; 1.55gaa and .951 save%.

….On the season Crawford has a 1.00GAA and .968 save%. He has allowed one goal in each of his two starts, stopping 60 of62 shots.

Special Teams Power Play – Chicago 2/14 14.3% Canadiens 0/9 0.00%. Penalty Killing – Chicago have given up 2 goals on 10 times shorthanded – 80%. Canadiens 2/12 83.3%.

….The Canadiens are one of six teams yet to score a power play goal this season.

Canadiens Lines & Pairings

67-Max Pacioretty 92-Jonathan Drouin 11-Brendan Gallagher

54-Charles Hudon 14-Tomas Plekanec 62-Artturi Lehkonen

27-Alex Galchenyuk 24-Phillip Danault 65-Andrew Shaw

41-Paul Byron 17-Torrey Mitchell 83-Ales Hemsky

53-Victor Mete 6-Shea Weber

22-Karl Alzner 26-Jeff Petry

8-Jordie Benn 88- Brandon Davidson

31-Carey Price

Healthy Scratches – C Jacob de la Rose D Mark Streit; D Joe Morrow

Injury – D David Schlemko (IR bruised hand); D Noah Juulsen (IR shoulder surgery)

Chicago Forward Lines & Pairings

20-Brandon Saad 19-Jonathan Toews 14-Richard Panik

38-Ryan Hartman 15-Artem Anisimov 88-Patrick Kane

10-Patrick Sharp 67-Tanner kero 12-Alex Debrincat

17-Lance Bouma 57-Tommy Wingels 40—John Hayden

2-Duncan Keith 7-Brent Seabrook

6-Michal Kempny 5-Connor Murphy

42-Gustav Forsling 44-Jan Rutta

50-Corey Crawford

Healthy Scratches -‘ Cody Fransen; Jordan Oesterle

Injuries – C Nick Schmaltz (upper body); C Tanner Kero (undisclosed)