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Game #15 Sat, 2 Nov 2013 Canadiens @ Avalanche 10:00 PM CBC, RDS


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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 -


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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

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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)


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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,


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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


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They Rule There To!

Ya! The Habs Rule!

Updates from this post to Gametime will be posted by someone :P





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Well done, habby! It should be an interesting game. I wonder what Roy's thoughts and feelings are going into this game. Whatever they are, it'll be a game decided on the ice.

Given last night, coaching comparisons might provide a storyline. Wasn't St. Patrick an option for coach after the Cunneyworth fiasco?

I'd love to give the game my undivided attention but I doubt It'll happen. Best of luck to the Team tonight. Do habby4ever proud and get the job done.

Go Habs Go!

Mo Habs Mo!

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Good job with the GDT habby.

Tough loss last night, for the most part our guys played well against such a strong defensive team. Galchenyuk had his best game of the season, too bad he couldn't get a goal for all his hard work. Hopefully he's still pumped after last night and converts, eller lined looked like they did in the first 5 games-Very positive showing from them.

Patches back tonight, wonder how the lines will be.

I hope they don't go back to the Patches-DD tandem.

I really liked the energy the egg line showed last night, they finally seem to be looking as dominent as they did at the start of the season, would be a shame to break them up when they've finally seem to be rolling again.

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I have to do everything I can to help the team win tonight," affirmed Pacioretty, who as of the morning skate hadn't been made aware of his linemates for the tilt against head coach



I have to do everything I can to help the team win tonight," affirmed Pacioretty, who as of the morning skate hadn't been made aware of his linemates for the tilt against head coach

I have to do everything I can to help the team win tonight," affirmed Pacioretty, who as of the morning skate hadn't been made aware of his linemates for the tilt against head coach Patrick Roy's squad.

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I hope we beat the shorts off them tonight,I hope we slaughter them on the ice,I have a real aversion to Roy,he might have been a great goalie,he might be a good coach,but the man is a thug,he is no better than the goalie he played last night,a woman beater.

He shouldn't be idolised,for anything when he is a bad person.

GO HABS GO :angry::angry: :angry: :angry::angry:

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Sorry Habby great GDT,forgot myself there,but i really hope we win tonight,we can you know,I have been reading all the blurbs and threads,it seems we have no chance,but I for one will not give up before we get on the ice.

GO HABS GO :wub::wub: :wub: :wub::wub::wub:

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I came on thinking we'd be through the first period and into the second :mellow:

Don't know if I'll make this one but I think it should be a good one.

I don't want to get into that whole debacle with Varlamov but I'm glad Giguere is starting.

Time lag, beaubie? :P

I want to see what the Habs can do against Giguere. and am also happy we aren't facing Varlamov, but it's not an easy task.

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3-2 Habs is my prediction.

I remember I went on a streak of getting my predictions right last year(with the exact scores) until it broke.



The Avs are hot right now but they're beatable. If we can exploit they're weak defense and get a couple past Giguere we can do this.



And we're awesome in the second half of back to backs.

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3-2 Habs is my prediction.

I remember I went on a streak of getting my predictions right last year(with the exact scores) until it broke.

The Avs are hot right now but they're beatable. If we can exploit they're weak defense and get a couple past Giguere we can do this.

And we're awesome in the second half of back to backs.

IDK, 123,,, they have only lost 1 game (albeit at home) out of 12,,,have only allowed 18 GA, and their PK is 92.7%. We have a tough row to hoe.

I hope you're right about the score tho :)

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IDK, 123,,, they have only lost 1 game (albeit at home) ,,,have only allowed 18 GA, and their PK is 92.7%. We have a tough row to hoe.

I hope you're right about the score tho :)

Well their hot streak is bound to end sooner or later, right? How about now? :P

Their defense is doing great now but a lot of that is due to strong goaltending. It won't last.

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It's Adam Foote's jersey retirement evening and of course RDS are making this a Patrick Roy evening :rolleyes::lol:

Just as well,,,, CBC still has the laffs game on.

Hello, late game for you guys & lady.

They didn't have to show Patches getting hurt. AAARRRRRGGGGHHHH

Hey, there wilderness guy, :P

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Don't really understand the choice to retire Foote's jersey. Played a long time for them, but to me, that's setting a low standard for jersey retirement. Imagine if we chose to retire the jersey of Roman Hamrlik or Josh Gorges!

Maybe they know something we don't.....relating to how long they can keep a successful franchise in Colorado.....or something....

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