GameDay: Habs vs Lightning Lineups, Gionta, Gallagher

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Habs vs. Lightning

All Habs GameDay: Tuesday February 12, 2013

On this day in hockey history 1949 – Canada beat Denmark 47-0 in the most lopsided international hockey game in history. The mismatch occurred during the World Championships, which were won by Canada.

GAMEDAY: Habs need to find that winning touch again.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
(6-5-0)
 vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS
(6-4-1)
Tampa Bay Lightning  Times Forum, Tampa, FL
7:30 p.m. EST
TV: RDS, TSN
 MontrealCanadiens

Projected line combinations (updated following morning skate)

MONTREAL CANADIENS

Forwards
Rene Bourque – Tomas Plekanec – Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty – Alex Galchenyuk –  Brendan Gallagher
Brandon Prust – David Desharnais – Erik Cole
Travis Moen – Lars Eller – Colby Armstrong

Defensemen

Andrei Markov – Alexei Emelin
Josh Gorges – Raphael Diaz
Francis Bouillon – P.K. Subban

Scratches

Ryan White, Tomas Kaberle, Yannick Weber

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Forwards

Nate Thompson – Steven Stamkos – Martin St. Louis
Cory Conacher – Vincent Lecavalier – Teddy Purcell
Benoit Pouliot – Tom Pyatt – Alex Killorn
B.J. Crombeen – Adam Hall – Pierre-Cedric Labrie

Defensemen

Eric Brewer – Matt Carle
Sami Salo – Victor Hedman
Keith Aulie – Brian Lee

Scratches

Ryan Malone, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Brendan Mikkelson, Mattias Ohlund, Matt Taormina

PROJECTED GOALTENDERS

 Anders Lindback (Confirmed)  vs.
 Carey Price (Confirmed)
Lindback Anders PriceCarey1
 Record: 5-3-0
GAA : 2.96
Sv%: .902
EV GA/60: 2.07

 Record: 6-3-0
GAA : 2.21
Sv%: .919
EV GA/60: 1.60 (6)

(updated following morning skate)


GAMEDAY: All Habs Headlines

► The Canadiens continue to struggle in the face off circle. 

As if the Montreal Canadiens were not struggling enough in the face off circle this season, they were 33 for 70 (32 per cent) Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, their lowest total of the season.

Michel Therrien and Brian Gionta try to keep things positive:

  • Michel Therrien tried to keep things positive this Monday in Tampa.

“Looking overall at the way we played since the beginning of the year, I was hoping we would have a little bit better record in the end we’re still in a good position. It’s going to be tight until the end of the year. We all understand that. We just have to start another winning streak tomorrow.” – Michel Therrien

“I like where our team’s at. There’s still room to grow, but I like our overall makeup and I like the way we play our system. If we continue to play like that, I like our chances.” – Brian Gionta

► Brendan Gallagher receives praises from Josh Gorges:

“I can’t say enough good things about Gally [Gallagher]. I said this from the moment he came to camp a few years ago – he’s a guy you want to have on your team. Watching him drive to the net and get his nose dirty. He’s going up there against 6-foot-4 guys, hacking and whacking and battling and, I mean, that’s the way hockey is supposed to be played. He is a young guy, but I don’t think he knows what he does for the other guys in the room that watch how hard he plays. It inspires guys to do the same.” – Josh Gorges

► Scoring Leaders:

  • Lightning:

Steven Stamkos: 7G, 10A
Martin St Louis: 3G, 13A
Vincent Lecavalier & Cory Conachar both have 12 points.

  • Canadiens:

Tomas Plekanek: 6G, 4A
Andrek Markov
: 4G, 6A
Raphel Diaz: 9A

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(Feature Photo: John Morstad)