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PM ET  CANADIENS @ RANGERS  HNIC, TVAS, MSG, TSN 690. And Prolly Other Places.


After limping through the month of February without a single victory in regulation, the Montreal Canadiens didn’t wait long to win their first in March.

Taking on the Nashville Predators on Thursday night, it was a regulation win that almost wasn’t, as Paul Byron netted the game-winning goal with just eight seconds remaining in the third. Tonight, the Habs look to win back-to-back regulation games for the first time since December 20th.

While it would be nice to see that 73-day stretch halted tonight in New York, the Rangers will undoubtedly have other plans. Sitting in the top wild-card spot in the East and looking to leapfrog the Penguins in the division, Alain Vigneault’s squad will be a tough test for a Canadiens team that has seemingly rebounded.

The Rangers have been surprisingly weak in terms of possession, especially considering the fact that only the Washington Capitals have more wins so far this year. What they’ve lacked in puck control, however, they’ve made up for with their finishing. The Rangers’ shooting percentage of 9.37% is good for third in the NHL.

One of the men responsible for that is Michael Grabner, who has been experiencing a bit of a resurgence in the Big Apple this year with 26 goals; his highest total since potting 34 in 2010-11.

After a troubling start to the 2017 calendar year, the Canadiens now have an opportunity to win a fifth consecutive game; a feat they haven’t managed since November 2. With just over a month to go in the regular season, that would certainly kick the final stretch off in a good way.


Lines at yesterday's practice :

Pacioretty – Danault – Gallagher
King – Galchenyuk – Lehkonen
Byron – Plekanec – Flynn
Martinsen – Ott/McCarron – Mitchell
Shaw and Rads therapy day. 

Radulov has registered a point in only one of last 9 games.
Danault has registered a point in only one of last 12 games.
Gallagher has registered a point in only 2 of last 19 games


kinot's GDT Record 17-11-3





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2 hours ago, BigTed3 said:

Ott and Martinsen in. McCarron out, Radulov injured and not playing... that should help our lack of scoring, when one of three guys who can put up points goes down...

Anyone know their numbers?


Methinks we'll have Cole tonight. :wut2:


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5 hours ago, Habberwacky said:

Not seeing our cooling system in those lines. Did Rad  miss practice? Going to be another good test tonight, but if Carey continues to play like he has and we get some scoring help we should win this one. Thanks for the thread.


3 minutes ago, ClassicHabsFan said:

Yes he does!  Real good.

Nice GDT, Kinot!:4322:

Thanks peeps. :)


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