kinot-1 Posted November 1, 2015 Report Share Posted November 1, 2015 IT'S TONIGHT, THE WINNIPEG INTO TO TAKE ON THE HABS 7:00 PM RDS, SN, Cenner Ice, NHLN-US, TSN Radio 690 The matchup Canadiens come home feeling good after trouncing the Calgary Flames 6-2 on Saturday to take some of the sting away from disappointing performances in Vancouver and Edmonton. The Jets had a 6-3-1 record going into their Saturday night game in Columbus. Spreading the wealth: Dale Weise scored three goals and newcomer Paul Byron had a goal and assisted on Devante Smith-Pelly’s first marker of the season as the third and fourth lines continue to produce offence. The one problem area is finding someone to play with Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller on the No. 2 line. Alexander Semin has been a healthy scratch the past two games and Brian Flynn has produced only one shot in each of his two games on the No. 2 line. Coach Michel Therrien doesn’t like assigning numbers to his lines and he might have a point because the Galchenyuk line has produced five goals this season, while David Desharnais’s No. 3 line has 10 and the Torrey Mitchell, or fourth line, has eight goals. Showing some power: The Canadiens have at least one power-play goal in four of their past five games and are 6-for-14 during that stretch. The power play ranks ninth in the NHL with a 23.8 per cent sucess rate. Byron provided the Canadiens with their second shorthanded goal in Calgary and the penalty-killers rank fourth in the NHL with a success rate of 88.1 per cent. The other guys: Blake Wheeler is leading the way offensively for the Jets with five goals and 12 points. Bryan Little and rookie Nikolaj Ehlers have each scored four. The big surprise has been Michael Hutchinson, who started the season as the backup to Ondrej Pavelec. Hutchinson has forged a 4-0 record with a 1.75 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage. Price back in goal: Carey Price will return to the nets after two shaky performances in Vancouver and Edmonton. He gave up nine goals in those games, but he still boasts a solid 2.01 GAA and a .936 save percentage. Injury report: Both teams have avoided injuries. The lone casualty is Winnipeg defenceman Grant Clitsome, who is on the injured-reserve list with a back injury. kinot-1's Record 3-1-0 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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