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TONITE OUR HABS WILL TRY TO KEEP THEIR MODEST MINI STREAK ALIVE

WHEN THEY PLAY THE COLORADO AVALANCHE

 7:00 PM ET 

THEY ARE GOOD, HOWEVER, THEY PLAYED THAT LAFFS LAST NIGHT, SO WHO KNOWS.

GRUBAUER WAS IN NETS, SO WE MIGHT SEE  THE OTHER GUY.

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Yah other sources confirming it too.  Leskinen starts his first nhl game tonight too.  

Expected lines:

 

Tatar - Danault - Gallagher
Cousins - Domi - Suzuki
Lehkonen - Kotkaniemi - Armia
Peca - Thompson - Weal

Chiarot - Weber
Kulak - Petry
Leskinen - Fleury

Primeau
Price

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4 minutes ago, ChiLla said:

And so the tank begins :P

Maybe CJ's thought is the Av's played last night and for that reason Primeau would be better suited to play a worn out Av's team than a rested Rangers. Doesn't make sense to me as the AV's have arguably one of the best first line in the league but you never know what CJ is thinking.

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4 minutes ago, campabee82 said:

Maybe CJ's thought is the Av's played last night and for that reason Primeau would be better suited to play a worn out Av's team than a rested Rangers. Doesn't make sense to me as the AV's have arguably one of the best first line in the league but you never know what CJ is thinking.

He also may be looking at it as in the Rangers "should" be the easier team to beat (ala needed points) and the Rangers may be a team we are battling with for a wild card spot. One more Price may want to prove something after the last game against them. Colorado also is a team that if we did lose against doesn't hurt us as bad being non conference. The team will probably be more aware defensively also playing in front of the kid. Lets hope he has a great start to his career!

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The Canadiens rank eighth in the NHL in offence, scoring an average of 3.25 goals per game, and rank 28th in defence, allowing an average of 3.46. They rank 16th on the power play (18.8 per cent), 30th in penalty-killing (74.1 per cent) and 17th in faceoffs (49.8 per cent).

Tomas Tatar leads the Canadiens in scoring with 9-15-24 totals, followed by Shea Weber (9-14-23), Brendan Gallagher (11-10-21), Phillip Danault (7-14-21) and Max Domi (6-11-17).

The Avalanche rank first in the NHL in offence, scoring an average of 3.70 goals per game, and rank 11th in defence, allowing an average of 2.81. They rank 12th on the power play (19.8 per cent), 20th in penalty-killing (78.6 per cent) and 30th in faceoffs (47.3 per cent).

Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche in scoring with 18-26-44 totals, followed by rookie defenceman Cole Makar (8-19-27), Joonas Donskoi (12-11-23), Andre Burakovsky (11-10-21) and Nazem Kadri (10-10-20). MacKinnon, the NHL’s First Star of the Week and Second Star of the Month for November, has a five-game goal streak and an eight-game point streak with 7-11-18 totals during that span.

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4 minutes ago, kinot-2 said:

The Canadiens rank eighth in the NHL in offence, scoring an average of 3.25 goals per game, and rank 28th in defence, allowing an average of 3.46. They rank 16th on the power play (18.8 per cent), 30th in penalty-killing (74.1 per cent) and 17th in faceoffs (49.8 per cent).

Tomas Tatar leads the Canadiens in scoring with 9-15-24 totals, followed by Shea Weber (9-14-23), Brendan Gallagher (11-10-21), Phillip Danault (7-14-21) and Max Domi (6-11-17).

The Avalanche rank first in the NHL in offence, scoring an average of 3.70 goals per game, and rank 11th in defence, allowing an average of 2.81. They rank 12th on the power play (19.8 per cent), 20th in penalty-killing (78.6 per cent) and 30th in faceoffs (47.3 per cent).

Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche in scoring with 18-26-44 totals, followed by rookie defenceman Cole Makar (8-19-27), Joonas Donskoi (12-11-23), Andre Burakovsky (11-10-21) and Nazem Kadri (10-10-20). MacKinnon, the NHL’s First Star of the Week and Second Star of the Month for November, has a five-game goal streak and an eight-game point streak with 7-11-18 totals during that span.

Well we have beaten Washington and Boston probably the best two teams in the league this year. It'll be "kids night" JK will score 2, Suzuki 1, Domi 1, and Primeau will stop 39 with 1 goal against!!!

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2 hours ago, H_T_L said:

That is really strange. No way Kinkaid would have started this one.

I think Julien had zero faith in Kincaid. I wouldnt be surprised at all if he played him in the Philly game as a "show me" to MB and Waite - so that if he failed he could say "you guys gotta waive him."

 

1 hour ago, campabee82 said:

Makes you wonder if this is a showcase game

Id be utterly shocked if we were considering trading Primeau.  I mean i sure hope we arent. Kid looks like the real deal. I guess if he was a key part in getting a guy like Sanheim maybe but i cant see he has much value at all right now so that would seem very premature.

 

56 minutes ago, campabee82 said:

Maybe CJ's thought is the Av's played last night and for that reason Primeau would be better suited to play a worn out Av's team than a rested Rangers. Doesn't make sense to me as the AV's have arguably one of the best first line in the league but you never know what CJ is thinking.

That would be my guess.  

 

48 minutes ago, CaptWelly said:

He also may be looking at it as in the Rangers "should" be the easier team to beat (ala needed points) and the Rangers may be a team we are battling with for a wild card spot. One more Price may want to prove something after the last game against them. Colorado also is a team that if we did lose against doesn't hurt us as bad being non conference. The team will probably be more aware defensively also playing in front of the kid. Lets hope he has a great start to his career!

As well as this.  Bank the 2 easier points against the Rags and hope you can beat the Avs too.    Tough call either way considering how jeckyl and hyde the team (and Price) have been lately. 

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38 minutes ago, jennifer_rocket said:

Maybe Primeau has the game of his life and wins! I wonder if Keith will be in the building this evening?

Ya know, how often have some of us (me included), that when we faced a rookie goalie, that we said something along the lines of "Oh, great, another rookie goalie who will play like George Vezina". Well, now the shoe's on the other foot. We have the rookie now. :)

 

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