Wednesday November 23, 2011
Montreal Canadiens vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Yaaaay! A guaranteed win right? Not if Cam Ward has anything to say about it. Cam hasn’t had the best season so far, statistically that is. But he hasn’t really had much of a team playing in front of him either! That being said, Cam Ward is always a threat to steal a game for the ‘Canes and the Habs have shown at times that burying the puck while outplaying the opposition hasn’t been the easiest task. (see habs vs. bruins on Monday night)
Speaking of goalies, the Price haters sure have been quiet haven’t they? I wonder if they still wish Gauthier had kept Halak instead?
Markov has been cleared for contact!!! While this is the most exciting news out of Montreal in quite some time, it leaves the question, “Who will get left out?” The young defensive squad that Gauthier has put together has played very well since being thrown into the fire due to injuries to so many Canadien, veteran blue liners. Who am I most impressed with? Alexei Emelin. He gets better every game he plays, and I’m starting if they are going to have to rebuild the boards at the Bell Centre once again, or else he just might put someone through them!
My opinion? (that’s why you are here right?) St. Denis is the first to go, followed by Diaz, then Weber. All these guys have been pretty solid but that’s just the order I see their worth at this point.
- Andrei Markov (still recovering from knee surgery)
- Andrei Kostitsyn
- Hal Gill (game time decision)
- Jaroslav Spacek
- Ryan White
- Chris Campoli
Keys to the Game
Play these Hurricanes like they are the Bruins. Play them like they are the Penguins. Play them like they are the Canucks. (well last years version anyways) Intensity is the key, and the Habs have shown they can have lots of it, or none at all. Get on the board early and don’t let them gain momentum from their good goaltender.
Habs 4 – Hurricanes 1