Game #46

Calgary vs. Canadiens

Bell Centre – Jan. 17/2011 – 7:35pm


Season Record – Calgary – 45 games (20-20-5) 45 points. 4th in Northwest division; 14th in Western Conference. Canadiens – 45 games (25-17-3) 53 Pts. Second in Northeast Division; 7th in Eastern Conference.

Recently – Saturday Calgary beat the Leafs 2-1 in shootout at Toronto, their second win in a row. Prior to that, Calgary had lost four in a row.  Canadiens edged the Rangers 3-2 at the Bell Centre Saturday.  After going 2-8-0 from December 10-30th, the Canadiens are 5-1-1.

Last Ten Games – Calgary – (6-2-2) Montreal (5-4-1)

Head to Head – First of two games. Will play Heritage game outdoors in Calgary February 20th. Last season Flames beat Canadiens twice. Oct.6/09 @ Calgary – Flames-4 Canadiens-3. Staffan Kronwall scored the game winner. The only goal of the third period. Eric Nystrom with two. For the Canadiens, Gomez, Latendress and Plekanec. Halak in goal. Nov.10/09 @ Bell Centre Calgary-1 Canadiens-0. Jarome Iginla scored the only goal. Kiprusoff stopped all 25 shots. Halak in goal for Montreal.

Home/Away – Calgary on the road (9-12-4) Canadiens at home (15-6-3)

Goaltending – Calgary – Mikka Kiprusoff – 37 starts (17-17-2) 2.68GAA .911 save%. Career 6-3-0 vs. the Canadiens.  Montreal – Alex Auld will start his sixth game of the season; first at the Bell Centre.  Auld has a 1.74GAA; a .941 save percentage and a record of 3-2-1.  Lifetime 7-5-2 vs. Calgary.

Special Teams-Power Play – Calgary – ranked 24th 15.0% (27/180) 2 for 26 last eight games.  Montreal – ranked 11th 19.4%. (30/155)     Canadiens have 7 power play goals in 24 opportunities over the last seven games.   Penalty Killing – Calgary ranked 22nd 80.6% (34/175). Canadiens-ranked 2nd 86.3% (25/183)  

Record When They Score the First Goal – Calgary (13-6-2) Canadiens (17-4-1)

Record When They Give Up First Goal – Calgary (7-14-3) Canadiens (8-13-1)

When They Lead At End of First – Calgary (7-5-1) Canadiens (12-2-1)

When They Trail After the First – Calgary (2-10-2) Canadiens (2-11-0)

Injuries – Calgary – LW-Raitus Ivanens (IR-concussion); RW-Tom Kostopoulos (suspended six games); C-Daymond Langkow (IR-broken neck vertebrae); D-Robyn Regehr (knee); D-Steve Staios (IR-shoulder/ribs). Canadiens – D-Andrei Markov (knee surgery); D-Josh Gorges (knee surgery)