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Sharks VS the Habs, OCT. 26, 7:00 P.M. est. RDS, CBC, CSCA, TSN 690 Radio


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SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 7:00 P.M. est. RDS, CBC, CSCA

Radio TSN 690 on Your internet dial


The Sharks are at the top of the NHL food chain

with a 8-1-1 record, having lost their first game on Fri. to the

Boston Bruins with less than 1 second left in the game.

They have scored 41 goals, and have allowed just 18

in their 10 games played, meaning a goal differential

of +23.

The fish don't take many penalties, having been short-handed only 30 times,

and killing off 86.7% of them

They have had 48 power play opportunities, for a 22.9% success rate.

Antti Niemi has played all 10 games with a sparkling 1.67 GAA and a .927 SV%.

The one area that might be of some legitimate concern for McLellan

is that the offense has produced

just one goal in two games, with a 1-0 shootout win against the Detroit Red Wings

preceding the loss in Boston.

The Sharks hadn't scored fewer than three goals in any game before facing the Red Wings.


The Habs meanwhile, are coming off a 4-1 duck-hunt over the

Waterfowl of Anaheim

to move into 5th place in the EC.

The Habs also have an impressive powerplay

chugging along at a 25.6%

While the penalty kill is at 82.9%

While the Sharks are trying to recover from their first loss, the Canadiens are preparing for what coach Michel Therrien called his team's "biggest challenge of the season."

"In my eyes they are the best team in the League so far," Therrien said after practice Friday.

"You look at their goal differential; they do a lot of good things. They pressure the puck, they go to the net, they have a good goalie."

Who’s hot:

Patrick Marleau has scored in all but two of San Jose's games this season.

For the Canadiens, in addition to Bournival's production, Plekanec has seven points in four games and Gionta has four points in four games.

Injury report:

The Sharks could be without forward Tommy Wingels, who left the game in Boston in the first period after taking a hit from Zdeno Chara. They will be missing defenseman Dan Boyle and forwards Brent Burns, Martin Havlat, Raffi Torres and Adam Burish.

The Canadiens will be without forwards Briere (concussion), Brandon Prust (shoulder), Pacioretty (hamstring) and George Parros (concussion) and defensemen Alexei Emelin (knee), Davis Drewiske (shoulder) and Douglas Murray (upper body). Murray and Parros have begun practicing with the team, but neither is ready to return.


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Great thread, kinot. I especially love the 'Marvel' touch on the 'Canadiens' animation.

It's certainly going to be a tough game. Might only be able to catch snippets here and there. I hope there's some Habs highlights worth watching when all is said and done.

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Hunting, Fishing and Hockey

Sounds like a Paradise B)

All we need now is a happy

ending :D Go Habs Go.

Another great GDT.

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The Habs have won three straight at home over Sharks, having not lost at home in this series since Dec. 17, 2002.

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I have a feeling that this is where coaches will earn their money. MT can't afford any mistakes.

This will be a real test tonight, sharks are playing well and lost to the b's last game. They're going to be looking for a win tonight, hope the habs are ready for the sharks.

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Projected lines:
Galchenyuk – Eller – Gallagher
Bournival – Plekanec – Gionta
Bourque – Desharnais – Moen
Blunden – White – Holland
Markov – Subban
Gorges – Diaz
Bouillon - Beaulieu

Hertl – Thornton – Hamilton
Marleau – Couture – Kennedy
Nieto – Pavelski – Wingels
McCarthy – Desjardins – Brown

Vlasic – Braun
Irwin – Stuart
Hanan – Demers


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I see they've given DD 2 big physical wingers.

I can honestly say that DD is trying hard, it's not a case that he's slacking, he's just over matched without big wingers to create room for him.

I don't think we'll be able to unload him.

Habs have a tough game tonight, sharks are a very strong western team, Marleau seems to have found his scoring touch again. What is it, 8 goals already?

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I'd like to see the Egg line flourish tonight. They work too hard not to be rewarded with some goals.

It's going to come, they're not over-matched out there, they're just given less room on the top line compared to when they were on the 3rd line.

I'm actually a little apprehensive about tonight's game. Habs usually show up against top tier teams, but the sharks have been really hot to start the season. Marleau hasn't been scoring like this in many years, now that he seems to have found the back of the net, they're a scary team.

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Habs are prepared tonight for shark fishing which is done in less than 600 feet of water, unless they are on a hard surface. With 500 yds. of 50-60 pound test line on the reel, a straight down dive by a shark won’t empty the spool. Surface runs over 300 yds. are also rare against a 15 lb. drag setting using 50-60 lb. test line, or less if they run into the boards. Go Habs Go. :o

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Interesting that CBC has tonight,,,,,,,,,,,, 6 channels for the laffs, and 1 for the Peg game and ZIP for the Habs. :angry:

Which cable company are you with? The Habs game is on CBC Montreal only. The Jets game is on CBC Regina and Winnipeg. Unfortunately, the rest of Canada gets the Leafs game.

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