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Game #12 ~ Montreal Canadiens @ Calgary Flames. Friday, October 30th, 2015.


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Friday, October 30th, 2015.
CANADIENS (9-2-0) at FLAMES (2-7-1)
TV: RDS, CITYM, SNF

9:00pm

Season series: The Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames split two games last season, with the road team winning each. Montreal's win came on Oct. 28, 2014, when Carey Price made 37 saves in a 2-1 shootout victory at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Canadiens team scope: Montreal came to Western Canada for three games after a perfect 9-0-0 start; the Canadiens will try to avoid going home with a third straight loss. They led the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 late in the second period Thursday but allowed four straight goals in a 4-3 loss. It was the first time the Canadiens have lost in regulation after leading by three goals since Feb. 3, 2008. "We tried to be fancy, and it was really frustrating to see our team play that way, and we got what we deserved," coach Michel Therrien said." Price, who allowed four goals on 27 shots, could get the night off. Therrien has yet to play his starter on back-to-back nights, and backup Mike Condon has allowed three goals in winning his two starts.

Flames team scope: Calgary recalled goaltender Karri Ramo from Stockton of the American Hockey League on Thursday. Jonas Hiller left the game at the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday in the third period with a lower-body injury; he was relieved by Joni Ortio, who was charged with the 5-4 shootout loss. The Flames are back home after going 0-2-1 on a three-game road trip in which they allowed 12 goals. It's the first home game of the season for defenseman TJ Brodie, who broke his hand during the preseason and made his season debut Wednesday. "I felt that TJ Brodie was one of the best players on the ice," coach Bob Hartley said. "He was flying. It seemed like he never missed a beat."

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Thanks Clues.

Yes our last game in Western Canada! Let's lose & run for it!!!

Calgary has just been on a road trip so maybe they're ripe for the pickings. 60 minutes boys.


Canadiens (18P) at Flames (5P) - 9PM
CGY was 1-0-1 vs MTL last season, 0-0-1 at home
CGY has gone 7-0-1 past 8 at home vs MTL (7-0-1-1 past 9)
MTL last won in regulation in CGY Jan 5/02

CGY (2-7-1):
0-2-1 past 3GP, 12GA, all on the road, 1/9 on PP
1-4-0 at home, outscored 22-11, won last
Gaudreau 6A past 5GP
MTL (9-2-0):
lost 2 straight, 9GA, 4/6 on PK
Pacioretty 0PTS last 2GP
Price career in CGY 1-3-0, 3.22, .903
Mitchell (2G) past 2GP

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Thanks Clues...and let's hope that it really will be an early Christmas present...Habs Win!! Habs Win!! Go boys! My wife and I have date night on Friday nights so I may not be able to bless y'all with my presence. Then again, I may be back by then..sorry


MT announces Condon starting, otherwise no changes... so Semin benched again, grinders in the top 9!!! Because the way to overcome dump-and-chase hockey failure is to dump-and-chase and grind it out even more.

Yeah..with our "dump and chase" coach...sigh

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Seriously? Flynn is still on the second line? A brief taste of sanity and now this again. <_<

Someone suggested Semin could be hurt. It's possible but I doubt it.

Highly doubt it. Therrien had been benching him repeatedly during games and called him out in the media before the Vancouver game. He clearly doesn't care for his style of play, just as he didn't care for PAP or Briere or Sekac or even Vanek. MB has said he was forced to trade players because the coach didn't see a fit for them, which is the wrong philosophy if as a GM you support having those players on your team. I'm tired of Therrien running talent out of town in favor of grinders. We need some grinders but we don't need 6 of them in the line-up at the same time, especially on lines where they negate our talent players. All signs here pointed to Semin being benched and scratched, so an injury would have simply been highly convenient for Therrien. Too convenient. I also don't see why the team would hide an injury (against league policy anyways) and create the controversy of Therrien vs. Semin in the meantime for no reason.

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The only redeeming thing about playing the Flames tonight is that Bob Hartley comes from the same school of coaching as Michel Therrien and thus shares many of the same flaws. He also seems to preach the grinder style of hockey and doesn't seem to care too much about possession. Should be interesting to see both teams trying to dump it back to the other... you take it, no you take it!

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The only redeeming thing about playing the Flames tonight is that Bob Hartley comes from the same school of coaching as Michel Therrien and thus shares many of the same flaws. He also seems to preach the grinder style of hockey and doesn't seem to care too much about possession. Should be interesting to see both teams trying to dump it back to the other... you take it, no you take it!

Instead of dump and chase, it will just be dump and dump.

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No sound seems to be endemic on this road trip.

I think it's an issue with the syndicator. I'm tempted to send an e-mail or call them on Monday. Every single Rogers game has had this problem. Either their IRD is configured wrong, or there's a problem with it on the NHL's end. You're on DirecTV, yeah?

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I think it's an issue with the syndicator. I'm tempted to send an e-mail or call them on Monday. Every single Rogers game has had this problem. Either their IRD is configured wrong, or there's a problem with it on the NHL's end. You're on DirecTV, yeah?

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The only redeeming thing about playing the Flames tonight is that Bob Hartley comes from the same school of coaching as Michel Therrien and thus shares many of the same flaws. He also seems to preach the grinder style of hockey and doesn't seem to care too much about possession. Should be interesting to see both teams trying to dump it back to the other... you take it, no you take it!

Hartley has always inserted tougher players into his lineups, whether he had Belak and Parker in Colorado to having Engelland and Bollig in Calgary and lets his forwards go nuts. Thierren seems to dress for speed and stifles his own offence.

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