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7:30 PM RDS, SNE , FS-F, TSN Radio, 690


The Canadiens wrap-up their east coast road trip in Florida on Tuesday against the Panthers.
Coming off a 4-2 loss in Tampa on Monday, the Habs will play their remaining game in hand over the Lightning in Sunrise, with the opportunity to distance themselves atop the Atlantic Division standings with a win against the Panthers. Montreal and Tampa are tied for first in the division with 93 points each.
The Panthers meanwhile are still in the hunt for a wildcard spot, sitting just six points back of the eighth-place Boston Bruins and one point back of the Ottawa Senators with 13 games to play.
Dan Ellis will likely make a sixth-consecutive start for the Panthers between the pipes. Briefly a Hab in 2010, Ellis has started every game for the Panthers since goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya were both injured on March 3.
The 34-year-old netminder has won three of his last five starts, blanking the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday before dropping a 2-1 decision against the New York Rangers on Sunday.
Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien has not confirmed whether he will make any changes to the lineup in Florida. On Monday in Tampa, Nathan Beaulieu was sidelined with the flu while veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar was a healthy scratch for a second game in a row.
The Habs and Panthers have split their two meetings this season so far, each winning in a shootout on the road.

Dear Habs management,,, coaching staff and players:
We, your faithfull fans, are very happy with your position in the standings, and look forward to the playoffs. However we are becoming increasingly concerned with your play of late.
Here is what we are concerned about:
The Power Play, (at the present 16.3%) has been anemic and will not be able to contribute to very many wins unless changes are made. The opposition has it all figured out on how to smother our power play, so, IMO, changes must be made to confuse the opposition. Passing is nice, but unless there are more shots on goal there will be few goals scored.
Effort from the first drop of the puck to the last whistle. Too many times the team has come out flat in the first period, or 3 steps behind the other team. Please try to put in a full 60-65 minute effort.
The 5 on 5 play has many fans concerned about possession. Your Corsi numbers are not very good and if you don't have the puck,,, you will not score very many goals, which brings me to the next point.
Goal scoring. Relying on Carey Price to deliver most wins is unsustainable, unless there is scoring to contribute to the wins.
Secondary scoring. While our top 2 lines have been involved in many goals, the rest of the team has not been contributing as much as they could or should. This needs to be fixed.
In summation, please try to rectify at least some of these concersn before the playoffs begin.
Habs Fans Everywhere.
kinot-1's GDT Record, 17-9-4
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G Roberto Luongo will not be available tonight vs. Montreal - George Richards (@GeorgeRichards), Miami Herald

G Dustin Tokarski was the lone Habs netminder on the ice Tuesday morning in Sunrise. - George Richards, (@GeorgeRichards), Miami Herald

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Nice on, Kinot. :)

But you still get the high-flying, high-scoring Canadiens!!!111 :D:mellow::( Wait, never mind.

Tonight's a battle of two bottom third offences. We're 22nd, Florida's 25th.

So what I'm saying is expect a 9-7 barn burner, obviously. :lol:

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Thanks Kinot..you told MT and the boys..now will they listen and come out flying AND scoring??? That remains to be seen. As we get closer to the playoffs the way they have been playing in front of Carey is very concerning and disconcerting. Everybody wants to play them..me thinks...in the playoffs and whoever does play them will play rough and tough and won't worry about being on a PK...that is what is disconcerting...as well as ...enough said..I am just frustrated like the rest on here. Go Habs! Go Boys!

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