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Montreal @ Pittsburgh | Oct. 27 2007 | Final: 4-3 Habs (S/O)


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Guest HabsfanfromtheROCK
Let's go Habs!!! Love the fact they are scoring lots of goals. Come on PRICE!!!

another 4 point night for Pleks maybe? ;)

Lets hope so :) . Come on Ryder hit the score sheet tonight please!



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I know you should never say this before the game, but if we got out of these back to back road games with 3/4 points, I certainly wouldn't complain.

With that being said, Pittsburgh hasn't looked great and is certainly beatable, gotta keep the pressure on their D and get pucks to the net, the goaltending has been average.

Is it confirmed MAF is starting? I thought after his performance in TO we may see Sabourin.

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Guest WindsorHab#10

Before last night's game I would've been happy with 2 points from these back to back games. I'm happy but looking forward to being delirious. Penguins will be in a rotten mood after losing to that OHL team from Toronto and hopefully our boys will be ready and come out with at least one point.

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Guest d80jcrant

Here is some more numbers pertaining to tonights matchup, LOL.

Habs Record is 5-2-2 for 12 Points, 3.44 GFPG and 2.67 GAPG

Habs Road Record is 3-1-1 for 7 Points, 3.80 GFPG 3.20 GAPG

The Habs only game in the Atlantic division so far was against Pittsburgh and we won 3-2 with Price in nets

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The game is only on CBC in Montreal right??? Then the rest of Canada gets Leafs and Rangers....Blaaaa

really? they're finally going back to the old school splitting the feed? who are the commentators? i might actually check out the cbc if it isn't leafsnation tonight. (rds is still the best, no matter how many mistakes they made last night getting the pp's straight lol).

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The CBC wouldn't dream of showing anything but the Leafs here in Ontario. I ordered RDS from Rogers...best thing I ever did, except it's not HD here.

Lets see another performance from the Canadiens like the last two games. Lots of scoring across all the lines, good defence and solid goaltending. I'm loving it....GO HABS GO

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Guest habsfan_10

The HABS! are looking great! love the way everyone is getting on the scoring stats, and the D's is playing great very impressed with Hamrlik i take him over a D with just a good slapshot! keep up the good hard work BOYS! 3-2 habs tonight :D

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Guest HabsFanInPitt27


With their power-play unit thriving, the high-scoring Montreal Canadiens look to win their fourth straight game Saturday when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena.

After scoring 14 goals to start the season with a 2-2-2 record, Montreal has outscored its opponents 17-7 during a three-game winning streak.

In Friday's 7-4 victory over Carolina, the Canadiens jumped out to a 5-1 first-period lead, scoring four goals with the man advantage. Montreal finished with five power-play goals Friday to match a franchise record for the sixth time, most recently set Feb. 15, 1975.

"We wanted to get the puck on the net and get rebounds," said Tomas Plekanec, who had two goals and two assists - all on the power play. "We did all the right things and it paid off."

Montreal has scored a NHL-best 16 power-play goals, and is converting a league-best 32.7 percent (16-for-49) of its opportunities with the man advantage.

"There are no secrets to it," Montreal coach Guy Carbonneau said. "We have guys that can move the puck and make plays. You can pass it around for two minutes, but you can't score if you don't shoot it. That's all we did. Just by shooting the puck a lot, it opened other options."

Goaltender Cristobal Huet stopped 28 shots on Friday, and is 3-1-1 with a 1.97 goals-against average since Oct. 13. Huet is 3-0-0 with a 1.46 GAA and one shutout all-time against Pittsburgh, but did not start in net for Montreal (5-2-2) in its 3-2 win over the Penguins on Oct. 10. Rookie Carey Price, the fifth overall pick of the 2005 draft, made 26 saves to record his first career win in his NHL debut against Pittsburgh and could be back in net for this contest.

The Canadiens are 4-1-1 against the Penguins since March 26, 2006, and are 14-4-2 with a tie against them since the 2001-02 season.

Pittsburgh (5-4-0) lost to Toronto 5-2 on Thursday after winning its three previous games by one goal each. Sidney Crosby gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead in the first period, but things quickly fell apart for Pittsburgh as it allowed five straight goals.

"I was really surprised," Penguins coach Michel Therrien said. "We didn't compete. We didn't execute. When you don't executive, you create turnovers."

Pittsburgh has yet to lose consecutive games this season.

Crosby also had an assist against the Maple Leafs, and has three goals and nine assists during an eight-game point streak. The reigning NHL scoring champion had an assist in the loss to the Canadiens earlier this month, and has recorded a point in all nine career games he's played against them, tallying five goals and 10 assists.

Evgeni Malkin, the reigning rookie of the year, was inserted on Crosby's line for the first time on Thursday, and had two assists. Malkin also picked up an assist against Montreal earlier this month to give him two goals and five assists in five career games against the Canadiens.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped just 22 shots on Thursday after making 36 saves in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the New York Rangers. Fleury made 32 saves in the loss to Montreal this month, and is 4-3-1 with a 4.10 GAA all-time against the Canadiens.


Price, a heralded rookie, stopped 26 of 28 shots in the Canadiens' 3-2 victory at Mellon Arena on Oct. 10.

This game marks Montreal's final regular-season visit to Pittsburgh this season.

The Penguins have not failed to win a home game against the Canadiens since 2003-04.

Right wing Alexei Kovalev has scored 15 goals and recorded 30 points in 35 career games against the Penguins.

Montreal has received seven goals from defensemen this season, with Andrei Markov's three tallies leading the way.

Prowess from the blueline is nothing new to the Canadiens.

Five former players have won the Norris Trophy while donning a Montreal sweater: Doug Harvey (six times), Larry Robinson (twice) and Tom Johnson, Jacques Laperriere and Chris Chelios (once each).

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