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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 Coyotes @ Canadiens 1:00 PM EST RDS CITY FS Arizona TSN 690


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COYOTES (17-26-6) at CANADIENS (32-13-3)

TV: RDS, CITY, FOX Sports Arizona
Radio: TSN 690 CKGM, Arizona Sports 92.3 KTAR-FM


Canadiens Last 5: 5-0-0 (W5)
Coyotes Last 5: 1-2-2 (L1)


Season series: The Montreal Canadiens and Arizona Coyotes each won one game in 2013-14. Coyotes forward Radim Vrbata scored two goals in a 5-2 win on March 6 at Gila River Arena. Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist in a 3-1 win at Bell Centre on Dec. 17, 2013.

Coyotes team scope: Arizona has lost eight of its past nine games after a 7-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. "We gave up too many chances," coach Dave Tippett told the Arizona Republic. "Once you get behind, you start chasing the game. You look like an ugly team." Goaltender Mike Smith was pulled after allowing five goals on 20 shots and was replaced by Louis Domingue, who was making his NHL debut. "Bottom line is, the goaltender has to be good for you and ours wasn't very good tonight," Tippett said. Domingue, a Quebec native, is expected to start. Forward Joe Vitale (upper body) will not play Sunday and forward Martin Hanzal (upper body) is questionable, according to Tippett. The Coyotes haven't defeated the Canadiens in Montreal since a 5-4 overtime win on Oct. 28, 1996. Arizona wraps up an eight-game road trip Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Leading Scorer: Keith Yandle (4-28-32)
Ice Time Leader: Oliver Ekman-Larsson (25:16 ATOI)

Canadiens team scope: Montreal goaltender Carey Price made 36 saves for his second consecutive shutout in a 1-0 overtime win against the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Price has stopped 100 of 102 shots (.980 save percentage) in three starts since the All-Star break. He ranks second in the League in save percentage (.933) and wins (27). Pacioretty, who scored the decisive goal in a 1-0 win against the New York Rangers on Thursday, had the game-winner in overtime Saturday. He leads the Canadiens in goals (23) and points (40). Defenseman P.K. Subban recorded his 200th NHL point with an assist on Pacioretty's goal. The Canadiens have won five games in a row and will play the third of a four-game homestand Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres.

Leading Scorer: Max Pacioretty (23-17-40)
Ice Time Leader: P.K. Subban (25:25 ATOI)

All Time Record vs. Winnipeg/Arizona: 44-13-9-0 (.735 Point %)

Last Meeting:

06/03/2014

MTL 2 - PHX 5

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Chicago by rights should never have gotten past being Old Fort Dearborn and by building the Illinois and Michigan Canal we only infected the entire area we an unnatural disrespect for inland water ports such as Montreal if not specifically Montreal. I mean read your history. With Phoenix on the old Route 66 I should hope for a win from this lousy Coyote team since that's US history too, but what? I'm already way out there. lol

Let's not wait for Dominic Moore like scoring and that should easily suffice for two points. lol

Thanks 93 for the thread.

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Between "a Quebec native" goaltender and an opponent that hasn't won in Montreal since I was still in University, I'm a tad apprehensive.

Not only do we tend to play down to the level of our opponent while they tend to play harder against us but trends are either continued or broken.

On one hand, there's that bit about local goaltenders playing well in Montreal.

On the other hand, Phoenix/Arizona/Bettman's baby is bound to get that W in the Bell Centre at some point.

At least we don't need to wait all day for the game. I know some frown upon matinee games but I'll take an afternoon nap over staying up past my bedtime any day of the week.

GO HABS GO!

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Desert dogs were wounded yesterday. This is the start of 3 scarey opponents as Buffalo is next followed by New Jersey. Hopefully the start of a good week with lots of goals :unsure: , but that;s why they play the game. Mixed feeling about Price getting the day off especially against such a low scoring team. Hopefully he can continue the streak against the Sabres and the Killer B's on Sunday

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