habby4ever Posted November 2, 2013 Report Share Posted November 2, 2013 bleu-blanc-rouge To Play the Game is Good, To Win is Better, But to Love the Game is Best of All Live as if you were to Die Tomorrow, Learn as if you were to Live Forever Here are the Canadiens - les Glorieux - Les Canadiens vs Avalanche Formerly the Quebec Nordiques (1979 to 1995), the Colorado Avalanche made its NHL debut in 1995-96. In its first season in Denver, the Avalanche captured the first of two Stanley Cups. The Canadiens faced their former provincial rivals for the first time on November 25, 1995 in a meeting at the Forum, a game that would end in a 2-2 tie. Montreal and Colorado, who won the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001, have never met in the playoffs. Stats: PROJECTED LINE COMBINATIONS AND GOALTENDERS 2004 to Date: Regular Season Head to Head, the Habs have 3 wins 4 loss's against Avalanche 1-1 at home, 2-3 away. Habs Line Combinations Carey Price .932 Sv % 2.18 GAA Peter Budaj .982 Sv % .50 GAA (Starting) Alex Galchenyuk- Lars Eller-Brendan Gallagher Michael Bournival-Tomas Plekanec-Brian Gionta Rene Bourque-David Desharnais-Max Pacioretty Mike Blunden - Ryan White- George Parros +5 P K Subban- Andrei Markov +9 +2 Josh Gorges-Raphael Diaz +2 -3 Francis Bouillon-Douglas Murray -1 First Powerplay Galchenyuk-Eller-Gallagher Subban-Markov Second Powerplay Bournival-Plekanec-Gionta Bouillon-Diaz Peter Budaj made 27 saves for his 11th career NHL shutout, in his last game against the NY Rangers. Lundqvist was outshined by Budaj, the Canadiens’ 31-year-old backup to Carey Price. Budaj was at the top of his game despite playing for only the second time this season and first since Oct. 10 at Edmonton when he stopped 27 of 28 shots in a win. “Our guys were able to keep our ground and tried to box the players out so I can see the pucks, ” Budaj said. “When I didn’t see them, they blocked the shots. When I saw the puck, I was able to make the save.” The Canadiens blocked 28 shots. “All our D and forwards were doing the little things right,” Budaj said. “It does help tremendously when the team in front of you plays so well and blocks shots.” Avalanche Line Combinations Semyon Varlamov .945 Sv% 1.76 GAA Jean-Sebastien Giguere .981 Sv% 0.67 GAA (starting) Ryan O'Reilly-Matt Duchene-P A Parenteau Gabriel Landeskog-Paul Stastny-Alex Tanguay John Mitchell-Nathan Mackinnon-Max Talbot +4 Erik Johnson - Jan Hejda +6 +2 Ryan Wilson-Nate Guenin +4 + 3 Andre Benoit--Corey Sarich + 7 First Powerplay Reilly-Duchene-Parenteau Tanguay-Benoit Second Powerplay Landeskog-MacKinnon-Stasny Johnson-Guenin The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced that the organization will retire former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote’s number 52 jersey on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. The Avalanche will raise Foote’s No. 52 to the rafters prior to the game against the Montreal Canadiens at Pepsi Center Foote’s No. 52 will be the fifth sweater number retired in the 18-year history of the Colorado Avalanche, joining Joe Sakic (#19), Peter Forsberg (#21), Patrick Roy (#33) and Ray Bourque (#77). Scratches Habs Alexei Emelin (knee) Davis Drewiske (shoulder) Brandon Prust (right shoulder) Daniel Briere (concussion) Travis Moen (injured) Louis Leblanc? Avalanche Jamie McGinn (knee) Defenseman Aaron Rome (hip) right wing Scott Glennie (knee) Emelin, the 27-year-old Russian, who has been learning English, briefly addressed the media for the first time. He called it a great day. “I’m very happy to stay for a long time in Montreal,” Emelin said. “It’s a great city, great team. I’m happy. My family, too. ”The contract negotiations weren’t long, Emelin added. “I feel good,” he said about being back on the ice with the team. “I think I need a couple of weeks more … (to be) ready to play,” he added, suggesting perhaps a mid-November comeback. Parros, who suffered a concussion during the Canadiens’ season opener on Oct. 1, played yesterday, against the Minnesota Wild. Parros had his substantial and distinctive moustache shaved off for the annual “Movember” campaign that raises awareness about, and money for, men’s health issues. “I’ve done it for a number of years and everyone always asks me why, but nothing draws more attention to the cause than getting rid of this thing and re-growing it,” Parros said. “It’s a little embarrassing, at first. My upper lip looks a little smaller. And I have a few more challenges for fights because I look about 10 years younger,” Parros joked. Pacioretty, who has been out with a strained hamstring, should play tonight against the Avalanche, Roy, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006, ranks second in NHL history among goaltenders with 551 wins. The four-time Stanley Cup champion holds the record for most playoff wins with 151, and is the only player to win three Conn Smythe trophies as the post-season MVP. He also won three Vezina trophies as the NHL's top regular-season goalie. Roy backstopped the Montreal Canadiens to two Stanley Cup championships (1986, 1993) and led the Avalanche to Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001. Let's Hope The Avalanche are on a Downhill Slide, pun intended "Game Day Lineups Available when released." Nov. 11: Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Night They Rule There To! Ya! The Habs Rule! Updates from this post to Gametime will be posted by someone Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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