Thursday, March 6, 2008

Habs Visit the Desert

The Canadiens continue their western road trip tonight, when they face off against the Phoenix Coyotes.

The Canadiens currently sit 2nd in the East, 2 points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins, and tied with the senators for the Northeast division lead. The Habs have a game in hand on both of them.

The Coyotes sit 10th in the West, 3 points behind the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators for the final playoff spot in the West.

Carey Price, who is coming off his first loss since being named the starting goaltender, gets the call tonight, versus Ilya Bryzgalov, who has been one of the hottest goaltenders in the league since being claimed off waivers by Phoenix.

The Canadiens are currently riding an 8 game unbeaten streak against the Coyotes, with 5 wins and 3 ties, and have 2 wins and 1 tie in their last 3 visits to Phoenix. The last time these two teams faced off in Phoenix was March 5th, 2004, in a 4-3 win for the Habs.


2007-2008 Team Stats
81 Points: 73
36 Wins: 34
3 Shutouts: 5
1 Power Play Rank: 12
26 Penalty Kill Rank: 12
.821 Win % When Leading After 1: .700
.828 Win % When Leading After 2: .828
.211 Win % When Trailing After 1: .250
.115 Win % When Trailing After 2: .040


GOALS: A. Kovalev 29
R. Vrbata 27
ASSISTS: A. Kovalev 40
S. Doan 43
POINTS: A. Kovalev 69
S. Doan 64
+/-: A. Kovalev 10
S. Doan 12
OT GOALS: A. Kovalev 1
S. Doan 1

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1 comment:

Anvilcloud said...

I hope they can play after eating all of that dessert. Seriously though, I hope they're on their game tonight.