GameDay: Habs vs Bruins Lineups, Prust, Pacioretty, Therrien

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Habs vs. Bruins

All Habs GameDay: Sunday March 3, 2013

On this day in hockey history… 1920 – Montreal Canadiens set an NHL record with 16 goals in one game, defeating the Quebec Bulldogs 16-3. Defenseman Harry Cameron led the way with 4 goals.

GAMEDAY: Winner takes first.

BOSTON BRUINS
14-2-2
1st in the East
MONTREAL CANADIENS
13-4-4
4th in the East
Boston Bruins  MontrealCanadiens

Home Record: 6-1-1
Goals For: 54
Goals against: 38
PP percentage: 15.2 (22nd)
PK percentage: 91.9 (1st)

Road Record: 5-1-2
Goals For: 64
Goals against: 50
PP percentage: 19.0 (11th)
PK percentage: 82.1 (13th)
TD Bank Garden, Boston, MA.
7:30 p.m. EST
TV: RDS, NBCSN, TSN-HABS

PROJECTED LINE COMBINATIONS
(Will be updated following game day skate.)

MONTREAL CANADIENS

Only Weber, Dumont, Nokelainen, Price and Budaj on the ice for the optional morning skate.

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

Defensemen

Andrei Markov – Alexei Emelin
Josh Gorges – Francis Bouillon
P.K. Subban – Tomas Kaberle

Goalies

Carey Price, Peter Budaj

Scratches

Rene Bourque (concussion), Raphael Diaz (concussion), Yannick Weber, Gabriel Dumont

BOSTON BRUINS

Jay Pandolfo is in.
Chris Bourque is out.

Forwards

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille – Chris Kelly – Rich Peverley
Jay Pandolfo – Gregory Campbell – Shawn Thornton

Defensemen

Zdeno Chara – Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg – Dougie Hamilton
Andrew Ference – Adam McQuaid

Goalies

Tuukka Rask – Anton Khudobin

Scratches

Marc Savard, Lane MacDermid, Aaron Johnson, Chris Bourque

TOP SCORERS

BRUINS  CANADIENS

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Patrice Bergeron: 4G, 11A, 15PTS
David Krejci: 5G, 10A, 15PTS
Brad Marchand: 11G, 3A, 14PTS
Max Pacioretty Max Pacioretty Max Pacioretty: 7G, 11A, 18PTS
Michael Ryder: 6G, 8A, 14PTS
Tomas Plekanec, Andrei Markov, David Desharnais & Raphael Diaz all have 13 points.

 PROJECTED GOALTENDERS
(Updated following game day skate.)

Tuukka Rask is the confirmed starter for the Bruins.
Peter Budaj is the confirmed starter for the Canadiens.

BRUINS  CANADIENS

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CONFIRMED

Record: 11-1-2 (tied for 1st in wins)
GAA : 1.82 (3rd)
Sv%: .933 (5th)
SO: 1 (tied for 11th)
EV GA/60: 1.91 (16th)
Budaj PeterPeter Budaj
CONFIRMED
Record: 2-1-1
GAA : 2.45
Sv%: .905
SO: 1
EV GA/60: 1.63

GAMEDAY: All Habs Headlines

► The Habs with a chance to take back first: 

  • After the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning last night while the Montreal Canadiens only picked up a point, losing in overtime to Pittsburgh Penguins, the Bruins took a hold of first place in the East edging out the Canadiens by a point.
  • Both teams now have 30 points in the standings, but the Bruins have a few games in hand which puts them ahead of the Canadiens.
  • The Habs have a chance to take back that lead on Sunday as they face the Bruins in Boston, where the winner will stand a top the East all by themselves.

Prust celebrates his 300th with a goal:

  • Brandon Prust picked up a goal in the loss against the Penguins on Saturday which marked his 300th career game in the NHL. Prust is also the current Canadiens’ ironman with a streak of 219 consecutive games played.

► Max Pacioretty, Exclamation Point, Exclamation Point, Exclamation Point:

  • Max Pacioretty!!!
  • Pacioretty picked up a goal and an assist on Saturday bringing his season total to 18 points (7G, 11A).
  • Nine games ago, Pacioretty had no goals on the season but in his past eight games, he’s had seven goals and five assists for twelve points.

► Post-game quotes: Pens vs Habs.

  • Michel Therrien had trouble hiding his frustration after losing the Penguins on Saturday and shared his thoughts following the game.

“Crazy game, eh,” said Therrien, “It’s definitely exciting for the fans but that’s one of the reasons we start seeing coaches with grey hair. I had so many feelings tonight, you don’t even know. Same as you guys, probably. There were times when it was like, ‘Ok, we’re back in the game’ then 10 minutes after, it was like, ‘Oh no, what are we doing?’ There’s not much to say about tonight’s game besides that it was exciting for the fans. Right from the start, we weren’t sharp mentally and we were losing pucks in places we’re not supposed to be losing pucks. We found a way to get a point and to find our way back into the game. That’s the positive.”

  • Brian Gionta also shared his thoughts following the 7-6 loss in which he scored twice.

“You’ll take the point no matter what, it’s just not the way we wanted to play. It’s tough to win games in this league when you’re not playing the right way, especially against teams like that who are so offensively gifted. We had spurts of things where we were going and then other parts where we just weren’t moving our feet. It was a back and forth game, mistake after mistake. It’s a game that could’ve gotten us back into first place against a team that’s ahead of us. We were flat at times and it ended up hurting us.”


► Puck’s take:

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