habs_93 Posted December 15, 2015 Report Share Posted December 15, 2015 SHARKS (14-14-1) at CANADIENS (20-8-3) TV: RDS, Sportsnet East (US Centre Ice GAME06 HD), Comcast Sportsnet California (DirecTV 698/779, DIsh Network 412-01/475-07)Radio: TSN 690 CKGM, KFOX 98.5FM KUFX Canadiens Last 5: 1-4-0 (W1)Sharks Last 5: 0-4-1 (L1) Canadiens: 20.4% PP (11th), 86.7% PK (3rd), 3.19 Goals/G (2nd), 2.23 Goals Against/G (4th), 31.5 Shots/G (4th), 28.1 Shots Against/G (T-6th), 52.8% 5-on-5 Corsi for (5th), 52.8% 5-on-5 Fenwick for (5th), 53.9% 5-on-5 Score Adjusted Corsi for (3rd), 53.8% 5-on-5 Fenwick Close (4th), 1013 PDO (5th)Sharks: 17.7% PP (19th), 81.5% PK (13th), 2.55 Goals/G (16th), 2.69 Goals Against/G (19th), 29.7 Shots/G (14th), 28.0 Shots Against/G (5th), 49.9% 5-on-5 Corsi for (13th), 51.6% 5-on-5 Fenwick for (T-7th), 49.4% 5-on-5 Score Adjusted Corsi for (16th), 52.1% 5-on-5 Fenwick Close (8th), 989 PDO (T-24th)Season series: The Montreal Canadiens and the San Jose Sharks split shutout wins last season. Montreal goalie Carey Price made 29 saves, and Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win on March 21. San Jose forwards Joe Pavelski and Ben Smith each had a goal and an assist, and goalie Alex Stalock made 20 saves in a 4-0 win on March 2.Sharks team scope: Forward Logan Couture will miss San Jose's five-game trip that begins Tuesday. Couture, who has been limited to five games because of injuries, had surgery to repair a bleeding artery in his right thigh Thursday, an injury he sustained during San Jose's 4-3 overtime loss at the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. "We knew that when Couture went out that we were going to have to rely on a foundation of our defensive game and be able to win 2-1 and 3-2," coach Peter DeBoer told the San Jose Mercury News on Sunday. "When you take a 60-70 point guy out of anybody's lineup, a No. 1 or No. 2 center, you have to make sure that foundation is in place, and you have to be prepared to win games 2-1." The Sharks have lost six straight and are 11-13-0 without Couture. "Drop six in a row, it gets frustrating out there," Pavelski told the Sharks website. "We've got to calm down a little bit and realize where we're at."Leading Scorer: Joe Pavelski (13-13-26)Leading Possession Player: Joe Thornton (53.8% 5-on-5 Corsi For)Ice Time Leader: Brent Burns (26:36 ATOI)Potential Sleeper (High Possession/Low PDO): Brent Burns (54.4% 5-on-5 Fenwick For, 960 PDO)Narrative Player (Low Possession/High PDO): None, really.Running StatisticsLast 5:5-on-5 Fenwick For: 53.21%5-on-5 Fenwick Close: 54.05%5-on-5 Score Adjusted Fenwick For: 51.31%PDO: 928GD: -7Actual P%/Pythagorean Expected P% Delta: -0.121Last 10:5-on-5 Fenwick For: 52.69%5-on-5 Fenwick Close: 52.86%5-on-5 Score Adjusted Fenwick For: 51.43%PDO: 960GD: -6Actual P%/Pythagorean Expected P% Delta: -0.025Canadiens team scope: Goalie Dustin Tokarski will make his third consecutive start. Tokarski earned his first win since March 17 in Montreal's 3-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Coach Michel Therrien said center Torrey Mitchell should be back in the lineup against the Sharks. Mitchell has missed 10 games with a lower-body injury. "He had such a great start with us," Therrien said. "He's a dynamic player and we certainly missed him when he was not there because he was a big part of our success, like we all remember, early in the season. So we're glad that he's going to be back. He's a guy who can kill penalties, play against top lines and do a lot of good things." Injured right wing Brendan Gallagher skated Monday. Gallagher is recovering from surgery to repair two broken fingers on his left hand after he blocked a slap shot from New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk on Nov. 22.Leading Scorer: Tomáš Plekanec (7-20-27)Leading Possession Player: Sven Andrighetto (60% 5-on-5 Corsi For)Ice Time Leader: P.K. Subban (25:12)Potential Sleeper (High Possession/Low PDO): None, really.Narrative Player (Low Possession/High PDO): Brian Flynn (47.7% 5-on-5 Fenwick For, 1033 PDO)Running StatisticsLast 5:5-on-5 Fenwick For: 56.23%5-on-5 Fenwick Close: 58.73%5-on-5 Score Adjusted Fenwick For: 56.7%PDO: 967GD: -3Actual P%/Pythagorean Expected P% Delta: -0.172Last 10:5-on-5 Fenwick For: 54.35%5-on-5 Fenwick Close: 55.43%5-on-5 Score Adjusted Fenwick For: 55.15%PDO: 998GD: 3Actual P%/Pythagorean Expected P% Delta: -0.014 All Time Record vs. San Jose: 15-11-4-2 (.563 Point %)Last Meeting: 21/03/15 SJS 0 - MTL 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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