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Feb. 27, 2013 - Habs @ Leafs

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Toronto Maple Leafs Montreal Canadiens

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LINEUPS
Forwards

James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel

Leo Komarov - Nazem Kadri - Clarke MacArthur

Jay McClement - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin

Frazer McLaren - David Steckel - Mike Brown

Defense

Mike Kostka - Carl Gunnarsson

Dion Phaneuf - Korbinian Holzer

Cody Franson - Mark Fraser

Goaltenders

Ben Scrivens

James Reimer

Forwards

Brandon Prust - Tomas Plekanec - Brian Gionta

Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Brendan Gallagher

Alex Galchenyuk - Lars Eller - Michael Ryder

Travis Moen - Ryan White - Colby Armstrong

Defense

Andrei Markov - Alexei Emelin

Josh Gorges - Raphael Diaz

Francis Bouillon - PK Subban

Goaltenders

Price

Budaj

Team/Player Stats
Record: 12-8-0

Scratches: Liles, Komisarek

Injuries: Lupul, Frattin, Brown

Goals: van Riemsdyk (11)

Assists: Kadri, Kessel (12)

Points: Kadri (17)

+/-: Fraser (+14)

Record: 12-4-3

Scratches: Kaberle, Weber

Injuries: Nokelainen, Bourque

Goals: Plekanec (8)

Assists: Diaz (12)

Points: Pacioretty, Ryder (14)

+/-: Chucky, Prust (+8)

GAME NOTES
Puck Drop: 7:30 PM EST

TV: RDSHD, TSN

I thought I'd add a little musical choice as a theme for the game, and I really think it will be a knock-down,drag-out brawl of a game, so I chose a song with the title "Only for the weak" - by the band In Flames, enjoy :)

 

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dlbalr    654

It looks like Ryder is expected to be available tonight although he's not likely going to be in the morning skate. (He has to pass his physical first and the Habs will be on the ice shortly.)

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Habsfan    57

I got a bad feeling about this one...THe Habs are 24-20-8 since the Lock-out against the Leafs...a losing record.

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dlbalr    654

Reimer is expected to be available as backup for the Leafs tonight but Scrivens will start.

Goals may be a bit hard to come by tonight as both teams are in the bottom five in the East for goals allowed per game (Montreal is 2nd, Toronto 4th).

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TurdBurglar    26

Jamie McLennan actually did a comparison between Price and Scrivens for TSN to see who was better. Scrivens isn't in Price's league yet, and may never be. Just found it amusing anyone would take the time to compare it.

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dlbalr    654

Jamie McLennan actually did a comparison between Price and Scrivens for TSN to see who was better. Scrivens isn't in Price's league yet, and may never be. Just found it amusing anyone would take the time to compare it.

For those who are interested, here's the video:

http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=main/latest/1/0/874008/clip/478

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Jamie McLennan actually did a comparison between Price and Scrivens for TSN to see who was better. Scrivens isn't in Price's league yet, and may never be. Just found it amusing anyone would take the time to compare it.

It's because "Leaf Nation" has a tendency to overrate every single goalie they have coming out of their junior system. I remember people calling Reimer, "Getting Price the same year a couple rounds up"

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dlbalr    654

Random stat to pass the time, the Leafs lead the NHL in 5-on-3 opportunities and 5-on-3 PP time. On the flip side, the Habs lead the East in total 5-on-4 time...the Leafs are 2nd.

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JoeLassister    272

Diaz out for tonight with a concussion. :(

RDS.ca

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sakiqc    37

Is Kaberle in tonight? Now is when we are happy to have some extra dmen

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Jamie McLennan actually did a comparison between Price and Scrivens for TSN to see who was better. Scrivens isn't in Price's league yet, and may never be. Just found it amusing anyone would take the time to compare it.

That is comedy gold.

Price is top-5 in the entire league. Scrivens is...well.

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sakiqc    37

That is comedy gold.

Price is top-5 in the entire league. Scrivens is...well.

A McLennan - Scrivens comparison would be more appropriate

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dlbalr    654

Is Kaberle in tonight? Now is when we are happy to have some extra dmen

Yes, he's in. I imagine he'll play with Bouillon, Subban with Gorges.

As for line combos, Ryder is with Desharnais and Galchenyuk according to Pat Hickey. If true, they'll look something like this:

Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gionta

Galchenyuk - Desharnais - Ryder

Prust - Eller - Gallagher

Marc Denis is reporting Ryder is with Galchenyuk and Eller though so who knows.

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Tough loss not having Diaz in there..

I hope those lines are wrong.. keep Gally with Eller, they've been playing well...

Anyways, GO HABS GO!

Kind of a cliche, but the first goal tonight is HUGE. After the last game, the boys really need to come out flying...

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bbp    36

I hope Chuckie brings his physical shoes today. Someone is going to need to make space for DD on that line.

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brobin    120

Grrr... Playing the leafs and both Bourque and Diaz are out...I hope the boys can suck it up and beat these bastards.

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Habsy    30

It's because "Leaf Nation" has a tendency to overrate every single goalie they have coming out of their junior system. I remember people calling Reimer, "Getting Price the same year a couple rounds up"

Ya, I had to put up with Justin Pogge, I believe that's his name, was better than Carey Price.

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Habsfan    57

I'll pray to the Hockey gods that the Leafs fans will feel the shame I felt when I was at the 6-0 beating we took a few weeks ago!

Go Habs go!!!

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brobin    120

Sure lobbing a lot of easy shots at Scrivens.

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brobin    120

Why are we constantly tossed from the faceoffs... Particularly Pleks.

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JMMR    91

Leafs got away with 2 early penalty's and the Habs one.

Really hope this is a well officiated games with few penalty's.

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Davehab    20

i cant watch the game, there is a big storm in Niagara right now and my Bell dish will not pick up any reception.......

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brobin    120

Always makes me nervous when we dominate but cant score. Refs are being pretty generous to the leafs....

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habscout    37

It's because "Leaf Nation" has a tendency to overrate every single goalie they have coming out of their junior system.

Yet, who was the last good goalie the Leafs have developed? Mike Palmateer?

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brobin    120

And there is the fluky goal... We are cursed against the leafs.

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