|53||MONTREAL||-105||Ov 5,-125||-110||Ov 5,-115|
|54||TORONTO||-115||Un 5,+105||-110||Un 5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-3-0||+1.3||4-3||+1.3||3-4||2.6||30.7||2.4||28.1|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.6||3-2||+0.6||1-4||2.6||28.0||1.4||22.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||19||53||15||22||13||3||3||556||9.5%||90||17||18.9%||91|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7||18||3||10||3||2||2||215||8.4%||31||6||19.4%||30|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||2||6||5||0||1||140||9.3%||17||3||17.6%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||16||5||7||4||0||0||253||6.3%||41||7||17.1%||29|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||41||7||16||15||3||2||492||8.3%||81||14||17.3%||71|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||17||2||6||7||2||2||197||8.6%||26||4||15.4%||28|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||0||4||1||2||1||110||6.4%||12||2||16.7%||12|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||24||6||8||8||2||2||232||10.3%||37||8||21.6%||37|
|PETER BUDAJ (All Games)||4||4||105||95||90.5%||1||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|PETER BUDAJ (Road Games)||2||2||67||58||86.6%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|PETER BUDAJ (vs. Division)||2||2||67||58||86.6%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||95||90.5%||1||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|CAREY PRICE (All Games)||15||15||387||358||92.5%||1||10-5||+3.6||10-5-0||+4||6-9|
|CAREY PRICE (Road Games)||5||5||130||124||95.4%||0||4-1||+3.4||4-1-0||+3||1-4|
|CAREY PRICE (vs. Division)||6||6||165||152||92.1%||0||2-4||-3.5||2-4-0||-3||2-4|
|CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||91||85||93.4%||1||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4-4-0||-0.5||4-4||-0.5||2-6||2.5||33.7||2.4||32.6|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.2||3-2||+1.2||1-2||2.8||28.8||2.0||29.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||57||19||19||18||1||2||559||10.2%||85||14||16.5%||96|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8||20||7||5||8||0||1||270||7.4%||40||4||10.0%||35|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||4||5||5||0||1||144||9.7%||16||4||25.0%||26|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||21||6||7||7||1||1||227||9.3%||32||8||25.0%||35|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||46||11||16||19||0||2||624||7.4%||69||12||17.4%||82|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||19||6||6||7||0||1||261||7.3%||24||4||16.7%||31|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||3||3||4||0||0||148||6.8%||19||2||10.5%||18|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||11||5||3||3||0||0||246||4.5%||23||2||8.7%||20|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||10||9||281||261||92.9%||0||6-3||+4.4||6-3-0||+5||5-4|
|JAMES REIMER (Home Games)||5||4||116||107||92.2%||0||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|JAMES REIMER (vs. Division)||3||3||103||99||96.1%||0||2-1||+1.8||2-1-0||+2||2-1|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||107||93.9%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+3||2-2|
|JUSSI RYNNAS (All Games)||1||0||6||6||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||12||11||335||311||92.8%||1||6-5||+1.4||6-5-0||+1||2-7|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Home Games)||5||4||144||135||93.7%||1||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|BEN SCRIVENS (vs. Division)||5||5||143||136||95.1%||1||3-2||+0.7||3-2-0||+1||0-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||95||90.5%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: MONTREAL 2.94, TORONTO 3|
|2/2/2013||BUFFALO||6-1||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/3/2013||OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/6/2013||BOSTON||1-2||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
|2/7/2013||at BUFFALO||4-5||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/9/2013||TORONTO||0-6||L||0, -170||L||5 ov||O|
|2/12/2013||at TAMPA BAY||4-3||W||0, +115||W||5.5 ev||O|
|2/14/2013||at FLORIDA||1-0||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||U|
|2/16/2013||PHILADELPHIA||4-1||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/18/2013||CAROLINA||3-0||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/19/2013||at NY RANGERS||3-1||W||0, +140||W||5 ev||U|
|2/21/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-4||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/23/2013||NY RANGERS||3-0||W||0, -140||W||5 un||U|
|2/25/2013||at OTTAWA||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5 un||U|
|2/27/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|3/3/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|3/5/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|3/7/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|3/9/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|3/10/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|1/31/2013||WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/2/2013||BOSTON||0-1||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/4/2013||CAROLINA||1-4||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/5/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, +140||W||5.5 ev||U|
|2/7/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/9/2013||at MONTREAL||6-0||W||0, +150||W||5 ov||O|
|2/11/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-2||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/14/2013||at CAROLINA||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/16/2013||OTTAWA||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/18/2013||at FLORIDA||3-0||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/19/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, +140||L||6 ov||P|
|2/21/2013||BUFFALO||3-1||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||at OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|2/25/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||4-2||W||0, +135||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/28/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|3/4/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|3/7/2013||at BOSTON|| |
LAST SEASON: 31-35-16, 78 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Michel Therrien, 4th season with Canadiens, 77-77-36 (2000-03), 8th overall, 212-182-68 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Colby Armstrong, D Francis Bouillon, LW Brandon Prust.
LOST: C Andreas Engqvist, D Brad Staubitz, LW Mathieu Darche.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Rookie first-round pick Alex Galchenyuk, who was selected with the No. 3 pick in the draft. He's already looking impressive during training camp this week. The Canadiens could use additional scoring punch to take the burden on the line of Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Erik Cole, who combined to score 84 of the team's 207 goals.
OUTLOOK: After two coaching changes and a roster upheaval that sent Michael Cammalleri to Calgary, the outlook can only get better after the bottom fell out of Habs last season. Still, too soon to expect full turnaround under new GM Marc Bergevin, who is still retooling the roster that included sending C Scott Gomez home for remainder of season in order for the team to buy out his contract this summer.
LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 13th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Randy Carlyle, 2nd season with Leafs, 6-9-3; 8th overall, 279-191-64 in NHL.
ADDED: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Jay McClement.
LOST: RW Colby Armstrong, D Luke Schenn, G Jonas Gustavsson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: The focus in Toronto continues to be on the turnstile in goal, a position that's been unsettled since Curtis Joseph led the Leafs to their last playoff berth in 2004 (yes, two NHL lockouts ago). Unless the Maple Leafs do go ahead and make a push to trade for Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, they'll settle on the tandem of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens.
OUTLOOK: Unsettled as usual. The Maple Leafs couldn't even get out of the lockout without making headlines by firing GM Brian Burke last week. Toronto has more than enough offensive punch, particularly with the addition of van Riemsdyk. The question always remains whether they have enough defense and goaltending to end what's now a seven-season playoff drought.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (MONTREAL-TORONTO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(ADDS Ryder-Cole trade)
*Canadiens-Maple Leafs Preview* ===============================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Montreal (12-4-3) at Toronto (12-8-0), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Montreal Canadiens are flourishing, but they hardly looked like it in their most recent matchup with the rival Toronto Maple Leafs.
Riding an eight-game point streak, the Canadiens will try to avenge that defeat while denying the Maple Leafs a fourth straight home victory Wednesday night.
Montreal (12-4-3) is among the Eastern Conference's best teams and 6-0-2 in its last eight games, but it was routed 6-0 by Toronto on Feb. 9 before starting that point streak. Carey Price gave up a season-high six goals on 28 shots and the Canadiens showed their frustration by racking up 65 penalty minutes, their most in the past two seasons.
The Maple Leafs (12-8-0) had a season-high 51 penalty minutes in their second win in as many tries against their Original Six rival. They won 2-1 in Montreal in the season opener Jan. 19.
"We've dropped two to them so far this year and we don't want to continue that. We want to go in there and have a good effort," Montreal forward Brian Gionta said.
While they have a point in eight straight, the Canadiens have suffered both of their most recent losses over the last three games. They fell 2-1 in a five-round shootout against Ottawa on Monday.
"You feel like you let the team down when you don't get two points, especially when you don't score enough goals," forward Max Pacioretty said. "We're playing good hockey, but we need to touch up on a couple of things like getting bodies to the net."
The Canadiens might have a difficult time getting a better performance Wednesday as Toronto has outscored its past three visitors 11-3 with goaltender Ben Scrivens appearing in all three games. Scrivens replaced an injured James Reimer in a 5-2 home win over Philadelphia on Feb. 11 and has started seven straight games.
He made 23 saves in a 4-2 victory against the Flyers on Monday, and Mikhail Grabovski scored his third goal in four games in the third period.
"We did a really good job of clearing pucks and clearing rebounds in the third," Scrivens said. "We found a way to hang on, and we made some smart plays."
With the Leafs also playing Thursday, it's unknown if Scrivens will get an eighth straight start in this game. He stopped 21 shots in the season-opening win.
If he starts again, Scrivens will try to help Toronto avoid a third straight home loss to the Canadiens. Montreal won 5-0 in its most recent visit Feb. 11, 2012.
Rene Bourque scored one of his team's four goals in the second period of that win but was diagnosed with a concussion this week after originally thought to have the flu.
Price, 0-3-0 with a 3.07 goals-against average in his last three starts in this series, has allowed six goals in his last five games.
Toronto's Phil Kessel has one goal and four assists in this season's two matchups, but he has one assist in his last three home games against Montreal.
The Canadiens made a deal Tuesday, acquiring right wing Michael Ryder and a third-round draft pick from Dallas for right wing Erik Cole. The 32-year-old Ryder has six goals and eight assists in 19 games this year.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 5:43:47 AM EST|