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Hurricanes vs. our Habs

We all know what happened last week. 




The Hurricanes and Canadiens face off for the second time in less than a week. The two met last Friday in Carolina, with the home side skating away with a 3-2 victory. Montreal dominated the first two periods and held a 1-0 lead in that contest but the Hurricanes pushed through with a strong third period, scoring three times in six minutes in the first half of the frame.

Montreal is coming off a strong effort in a losing cause to Ottawa on Tuesday night. The Canadiens held three separate one-goal leads but defensive miscues and unlucky bounces handed the Canadiens their fourth loss in their past five games since a 13-1-1 start.

The top line of left wing Paul Byron, center Alex Galchenyuk, and right wing Alexander Radulov has been the catalyst of Montreal's offense. Galchenyuk and Radulov each scored again versus the Senators, giving the trio eight goals in six games as a unit.

"Yeah, we scored two goals and got some chances but it's not all about scoring goals," said Radulov, who is tied for second on the team with 17 points and tied for second in assists with Galchenyuk (13). "We got that second goal and were up 2-1 ... but then we come back on the ice and give them a 2-on-1 break, and tie the game.

"That's something we have to work on -- not just our line but the whole team. When we score a goal we know that the opponent is going to come hard to try to get that back so we have to be ready."

Montreal's power play has been finding the back of the net over the last two weeks, converting at least once in five of its past six games. It struck twice against Ottawa on Tuesday but left others on the table with seven opportunities at their disposal. The Canadiens are in tough against the Hurricanes, who lead the NHL and are 22-for-22 in their last 10 games.

The Canadiens will be without defenseman Nathan Beaulieu, who will miss at least one game after taking a shot to the throat/neck Tuesday night. The team called up Mark Barberio from the AHL's St. John's IceCaps while sending blueliner Joel Hanley back down.




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CAR (8-6-4) @ MTL (14-4-2) 

The Canadiens wrap up a three-game home stand on Thursday when the Carolina Hurricanes visit the Bell Centre. The Habs won't be back at home until December 8, kicking off a 12-day road trip on Friday.

Nathan Beaulieu will not play on Thursday, nor on Saturday in Detroit. Struck by a puck in the throat on Tuesday against the Senators, Beaulieu will undergo further medical testing before returning to the ice.

Mark Barberio, called up from the St. John's IceCaps on Wednesday, and Greg Pateryn will both be in uniform against the Canes. It will be a 14th game this season with the Habs for Pateryn, and a first for Barberio. The latter played 30 games with Montreal a season ago, and the two should be paired on the blue line on Thursday.

Carey Price will be back in goal after falling in regulation for the first time this season on Tuesday.

He should face netminder Cam Ward at the other end of the ice. Ward and the Hurricanes have won their last five in a row -- including last Friday against Montreal -- allowing just five goals over that stretch.

The Hurricanes currently boast a league-best 91.8% penalty kill efficiency, and have not allowed a power play goal during the month of November.

The Habs meanwhile, hold the league's 5th-best power play, with a 23.4% efficiency.

Special teams provided two goals with the man advantage on Tuesday against Ottawa, but the Habs eventually fell 4-3 to the Sens. Andrei Markov picked up three assists in the effort, improving to eight points (1G-7A) in his last five games.

Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on SN360 and RDS.

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Just now, kinot-1 said:

And what did Pepe and Duke eat? ;)

Duke made 5 trips to the treat bench in the village next door and Peppy was pigging out on hay and apples..


Oh and then Dukke went to a neighbor and got three turkey hot dogs.....:4322::4224:

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