Canadiens at Buffalo
HSBC Arena – Jan.18, 2011 – 7:35pm
Season Record – Canadiens (26-17-3) Second Northeast Division. Sixth in Eastern Conference. Buffalo (19-20-5) Third in Northeast. Eleventh in Eastern Conference.
Vs. Northeast Division –Canadiens are 10-3-0 vs. Northeast teams. Buffalo is 11-16-4.
Vs. Eastern Conference– Canadiens are 21-12-2 vs. Eastern Conference teams. Buffalo is 11-16-4.
Last Ten Games – Canadiens (6-3-1) Buffalo (5-4-1)
Recently – Canadiens beat Calgary 5-4 in overtime Monday night. Buffalo lost to the Islanders 5-3 in New York Saturday.
Head to Head – Fourth of six meetings. Canadiens are 3-0. Oct.15/10 Canadiens-2 Buffalo-1. 40th anniversary of first franchise game. Canadiens take 2-0 lead on goals by Picard & Gorges. Derek Roy for Buffalo. Nov.5/10 Canadiens-3 Buffalo-2 Canadiens come from behind on two 2nd period goals by Benoit Pouliot. Also Halpern for Canadiens. Grier and Leopold for Buffalo. Plekanec misses game because of flu. Nov.27/11 Canadiens-3 Buffalo-1. Canadiens take 3-0 lead. Two goals and an assist from Gionta plus Kostitsyn with a goal and an assist. Plekanec with two assists. Leopold for Buffalo.
Home/Away – Canadiens on the Road – (10-11-0) Buffalo at home (10-11-1)
Special Teams – Power Play Penalty Killing
Goaltending – Canadiens – Carey Price Buffalo-Ryan Miller. Will make his 22nd consecutive start (Last 21 games 11-8-2 with a 2.72GAA and a .915save%)
Special Teams -Power Play – Canadiens ranked 11th – 19.0% (30/158) Buffalo ranked 18th – 17.8%. (30/169) Penalty Killing – Canadiens – ranked 2nd
Record When They Score the First Goal – Canadiens (18-4-2) Buffalo (11-7-1)
Record When Scored Upon First – Canadiens (8-13-1) Buffalo (8-13-4)
Record When Lead After First Period-Canadiens (13-2-1) Buffalo (10-4-1)
Record When Trail End of First Period- Canadiens (2-11-0) Buffalo (5-9-3)
Who’s Hot – Canadiens – Michael Cammalleri -3 points last two games. P.K. Subban – 3 game point streak. James Wisniewski 2g 7ass in nine games with Montreal. Buffalo – Tomas Vanek – 4g 6ass last 7 games.
Injuries – Canadiens – D-Andrei Markov (IR-knee surgery); D-Josh Gorges (IR-knee surgery); LW-Benoit Pouliot (flu). Buffalo – C-jDerek Roy (IR-quadriceps surgery) RWPatrick Kaleta (broken hand)