All Habs GameDay: Thursday October 27, 2011
On this day in hockey history… 1963 – Detroit’s Gordie Howe scored his 544th NHL goal during a 6-4 loss to Montreal. The 544 career goals tied him for the all-time lead with Maurice Richard.
MONTREAL CANADIENS vs BOSTON BRUINS
TD Garden 7:00 p.m. TV: RDS
►Canadiens hockey tonight!
Projected line combinations:
Travis Moen – Tomas Plekanec - Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Erik Cole
Andrei Kostitsyn – Lars Eller – Mike Cammalleri
Mathieu Darche - Petteri Nokelainen – Michael Blunden
Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban
Hal Gill - Raphael Diaz
Jaroslav Spacek – Yannick Weber
Carey Price – Peter Budaj
Aaron Palushaj - Alexei Yemelin
►Injury update: Andrei Markov will return to Montreal from Florida on Friday. Pierre Gauthier reports that doctors are pleased with his progress. He hasn’t experienced any additional swelling in his knee. There is no schedule for his return to the line-up.
Chris Campoli – hamstring tear
Scott Gomez – upper-body
Andrei Markov – knee
Ryan White – sports hernia
► Pouliot excited to meet Habs : Benoit Pouliot gets his first opportunity to face his former mates tonight in the TD Garden. Pouliot was signed as a free agent by the Bruins in the off-season.
“Everyone would agree that when you face your old team, you want to show them, ‘Well, you didn’t want to keep me, then I’ll show you.’ It pumps you up even more.” — Benoit Pouliot
Read more: Pouliot Pumped to face Canadiens
►BGL takes his shots : Georges Laraque has never been shy to share his views when a microphone appears. Is he “telling it like it is” or does he have an axe to grind? That’s for you to decide. Laraque is critical about the coach and his cozy relationship to certain players.
Read more: Martin lost respect of the players (in French)
► Habs fans staying home : The slow start to the season and the Habs anger with management has them staying home from the Bell Centre. The Canadiens are accustomed to seeing themselves at the top of attendance charts along with the Chicago Blackhawks. Not anymore, so far this season they find themselves ranked 17th in the league.
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