habs_93 Posted October 27, 2014 Report Share Posted October 27, 2014 Our league-leading Habs (7-1-0) visit the Oilers (3-4-1)TV: Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, and Pacific and RDSRadio: TSN 690 CKGM, 630 CHEDSeason series: In the first game this season between the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers, Montreal and Edmonton enter Monday as the first-place team in the East and next-to-last-place team in the West respectively. The Canadiens and Oilers split two early-season games in 2013-14, with each winning in the opposition's arena.Canadiens team scope: First-place Montreal arrives in Edmonton fresh off a perfect four-game homestand in its first extended stay at the Bell Centre this season. Each of those wins came against a team that reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs this past spring, including two reigning division champions and the defending Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers, whom the Canadiens beat 3-1 on Saturday in the first game between the teams since they met in the 2014 Eastern Conference Final. The Canadiens have seven wins in their first eight games for the first time in 53 years, a stretch during which they won the Stanley Cup 12 times. "I don't think we should put too much into it," said Canadiens forward Lars Eller, who scored his first goal of the season in Montreal's win against New York. "It's not like we're the best Habs team in 50 years, but we do have a really good feeling within this room."Oilers team scope: Despite being one point out of last place in the Western Conference standings, the Oilers may be in the midst of a turnaround. Edmonton has won three in a row on its seven-game homestand since dropping the opener to the Vancouver Canucks. The Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday, as rookie Leon Draisaitl's first NHL goal proved to be the game-winner. With two days off before Monday, Edmonton got more good news on Sunday when goalie Viktor Fasth practiced for the first time since injuring his groin against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 14. "It felt good to be on the ice today," Fasth said after practice Sunday. "I've been skating for a couple of days here and today was the first real action with reacting and stuff but it felt good." The first game of the western trip. Who's ready? GO HABS GO! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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