Clues Posted September 23, 2013 Report Share Posted September 23, 2013 @ The Canadiens begin their final week of preseason hockey with a Monday night tilt against the Devils at the Bell Centre. With three preseason games remaining before the start of the regular season, the Habs’ brass still has a few decisions to make with respect to the team with which they’ll start the 2013-14 campaign. Three additional players were released from training camp on Sunday, including Michael McCarron, Sebastian Collberg and Dustin Tokarski. While the results of these matches have no bearing on the NHL standings, head coach Michel Therrien’s squad will attempt to register its first win of the preseason on home ice. In their last outing on Saturday night, the Canadiens dropped a 3-1 decision to the Hurricanes at the Bell Centre. Michael Bournival scored the lone goal for the Habs. It was the Shawiningan, QC native’s fourth goal of the preseason. Bournival will be in uniform against the Devils. After being sidelined with minor injuries, Francis Bouillon and Travis Moen will return to the lineup. Monday night’s game could provide a good indication of which players will ultimately suit up for the Canadiens on October 1st. Aside from Bournival, Therrien has elected to go with an experienced squad against New Jersey. For their part, the Devils will be playing their fourth game of the preseason, and the first of two games in as many nights as they head to Phildelphia on Tuesday. In their last outing on Saturday night against the Islanders, goaltender Cory Schneider stopped 26 shots in a 3-0 shutout victory. The Devils’ new netminder has yet to give up a goal in five periods of play since the start of the preseason. Given that Schneider played the Devils’ last game in its entirety, Martin Brodeur could be in the visiting team’s net on Monday night. The veteran netminder has played just two periods of hockey since the preseason schedule began. Following Monday’s tilt, the Canadiens will have only two preseason games remaining, both of which will be played against the Senators as part of a home-and-home series on Wednesday and Thursday. Lineup30 - Peter Budaj31 - Carey Price42 - Jarred Tinordi26 - Josh Gorges55 - Francis Bouillon61 - Raphael Diaz76 - P.K. Subban79 - Andrei Markov8 - Brandon Prust11 - Brendan Gallagher14 - Tomas Plekanec17 - Rene Bourque27 - Alex Galchenyuk32 - Travis Moen48 - Daniel Brière51 - David Desharnais53 - Ryan White67 - Max Pacioretty81 - Lars Eller49 - Michaël Bournival Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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