habs_93 Posted December 30, 2014 Report Share Posted December 30, 2014 CANADIENS (23-11-2) at PANTHERS (16-9-8)TV: RDS, Sportsnet East, FOX Sports Florida Radio: TSN 690 CKGM, Sportsradio 590 WQAMSeason series: The Montreal Canadiens and Florida Panthers each won two games last season, with Montreal winning the most recent, 4-1 at BB&T Center on March 29. Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty had two goals and one assist, and goalie Carey Price made 36 saves. Montreal has outscored Florida 10-6 in its past four games in Sunrise, Fla.Canadiens team scope: Montreal won its third game in a row Monday, 3-1 against the Carolina Hurricanes. It was the Canadiens' sixth win in their past seven games. Montreal has not allowed an opponent to score more than two goals since a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Dec. 6. Price made 28 saves against Carolina for his 20th win of the season. He made his 11th straight start, and with the Canadiens' playing a back-to-back, coach Michel Therrien could start backup Dustin Tokarski on Tuesday. Tokarski is 3-2-1 with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in seven games.Panthers team scope: Florida scored four goals in the third period and erased a two-goal deficit in a 6-4 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. Florida improved to 6-1-3 against the Atlantic Division. Forward Jonathan Huberdeau and defenseman Dmitry Kulikov each had two points, and goalie Roberto Luongo made 18 saves for his first regulation win since Dec. 6 against the Buffalo Sabres. Luongo, a Montreal native, is 10-14-5 with a 2.61 GAA and a .917 save percentage against the Canadiens. Panthers coach Gerard Gallant will play Montreal for the first time since serving as an assistant coach for the Canadiens the previous two seasons. Forward Jimmy Hayes has four goals in his past five games. No word yet on the starter. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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