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Game #48 Sat, 21 Jan 2012 Canadiens @ Maple Leafs


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Game #48 Sat, 21 Jan 2012

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LEAFS HOST CANADIENS IN ORIGINAL SIX MATCHUP

7:00 PM CBC, RDS(HD), NHLN-US

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The Canadiens magical misery tour rolls into the ACC for a national telecast Saturday night....It's 9th vs. 12th in a big four-pointer.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to improve to 3-0 against the rival Canadiens this season, as Montreal visits Air Canada Centre for tonight's clash between Original Six foes.

The Maple Leafs and Habs met twice back in October and Toronto recorded a win at home and on the road to give them victories in seven of the last 10 meetings in this series. Toronto has also claimed wins in four of the last five encounters at the ACC.

Toronto, which is just one point out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, had lost three straight in regulation before posting an easy victory Thursday against visiting Minnesota. Nazem Kadri scored less than a minute in and the Maple Leafs rolled to a 4-1 decision over the Wild.

Joey Crabb, Phil Kessel and Mikhail Grabovski also found the back of the net for the Maple Leafs. Jonas Gustavsson made 20 saves in the win and surrendered Minnesota's only goal just 2:27 before the end of regulation.

"We had a good start," said Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson. "We understood the importance of the game."

Toronto had lost two straight to begin a five-game homestand before defeating the Wild and Wilson's club is 13-7-4 as the host this season. The Leafs will complete the residency on Monday when they begin a home-and-home series against the New York Islanders.

The Canadiens lost for the fifth time in six games on Friday, as they dropped a 5-4 shootout decision in Pittsburgh. Montreal held leads of 3-1 and 4-2, but the Penguins scored two unanswered goals in the third period to send the game to overtime. Evgeni Malkin tied the game at 4-4 for Pittsburgh with 2:43 left in the third and then scored the winner in the shootout.

In the second round, Malkin scored on a quick wrister to the left side for the lead. Andrei Kostitsyn broke his stick on his shot and Marc-Andre Fleury made a glove save on Scott Gomez's chance for the win.

Kostitsyn and Erik Cole each posted a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who have lost two in a row and are eight points behind Toronto in the standings. Peter Budaj made 34 stops in the loss.

"It's frustrating to blow a lead like that," said Montreal head coach Randy Cunneyworth. "We deserved a better fate like that, but that's what happens sometimes."

Montreal has lost four straight on the road and is just 9-12-2 as the visiting team this season. The Habs will play their next two games on home ice, beginning with Wednesday's test against Detroit.

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At a nationally-televised Saturday night game played in his hometown, will P.K. Subban will be watching from the pressbox?

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:lol: nice one CRB
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always fun when colleagues from TO come to visit :lol:

lol....betcha

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I hope this game will come out with better results. Usuallay the habs play better on the second day of back to backs i believe. I hope Price will play well like he has all season and the forwards score some goals for him. Would be nice to see Bourque get one tonight as well as Plekanec.

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I have a feeling the Leafs will win. Blasphemy I know, I know! :P 4-2 Leafs.

The nerve....coming here in my thread.....making that statement :angry:.....to the alley,NOW.

Suckerssssssssssssssssssssssssss

:rolleyes:

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The nerve....coming here in my thread.....making that statement :angry:.....to the alley,NOW.

Suckerssssssssssssssssssssssssss

:rolleyes:

You won't catch me saying that. IMO, the Team will play better away from home, away from the razor-thin line between silence and boo-birds that's awaits them at the Bell Centre. :)

We played half-decent last night but the Pens know how to defend their barn better than we do, right now.

We're going to shock the ACC into silence and start a run on blue-&-white-painted paper bags. Go Habs Go!

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Terrific GDT, 10,,,,,I hope it works for you. :)

OT,,but I was in Wally-world today and spotted a book entitled "The Leafs Suck, And How To Fix it" by Al Strachan. :lol: Not sure if it was in the discount bin or not. :P

Soon to followed up with "The Habs Suck, And How to Fix it". :P

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Soon to followed up with "The Habs Suck

OLE

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Let Me Know When Were Having Fun. <_<

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pp...leafs are 4th in the league.....we are dead last......if we cannot stay out of the box,were screwed....GO_HABS_GO.gif

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I am having fun,,,,the score is still tied 0-0. :)

enjoy it :rolleyes:

Ok Suckers.....Just About Game Time...Oh Brother <_<

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KindaSad-large.gif......can we please beat the laffs.

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This oughta be fun. The worst power play against the worst(or close to it) penalty kill. The Habs need to score playing 5 on 5 and hope the Laffs don't take any penalties. And watch out for that goon Komisarek! GO HABS GO!!! Rake the Leaves! Even if it's the last game you win this year. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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