All Habs GameDay: Thursday November 17, 2011
On this day in hockey history… 1997 – Mario Lemieux, Bryan Trottier, Glen Sather, Flyers’ announcer Gene Hart, and Hockey News founder Ken McKenzie were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, in Toronto.
GAMEDAY: Habs hockey tonight!
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 7:00 p.m. EST TV: RDS, MSG PLUS
Projected line combinations (will be updated following morning skate)
Travis Moen – Tomas Plekanec - Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Erik Cole
Mike Cammalleri – Lars Eller – Aaron Palushaj
Scott Gomez - Petteri Nokelainen – Mathieu Darche
Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban
Frederic St. Denis – Yannick Weber
Alexei Emelin - Raphael Diaz
Carey Price - Peter Budaj (will start)
Hal Gill (flu) – Andrei Kostitsyn (groin) - Jaroslav Spacek (upper-body) - Andreas Engqvist (undisclosed)
Chris Campoli – Andrei Markov – Ryan White
Pacioretty – Desharnais – Cole – Weber – Plekanec
Cammalleri – Gomez – Gionta – Subban – Diaz
NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Matt Moulson – John Travares – Michael Grabner
Brian Rolston – Frans Nielsen -P.A. Parenteau
Blake Comeau – Marty Reasoner – Nino Niederreiter
Matt Martin – Josh Bailey – Jay Pandolfo
Mark Streit – Steve Staios
Andrew MacDonald – Travis Harmonic
Milan Jurcina – Mike Mottau
Evgeni Nabokov (will start) – Al Montoya
GAMEDAY: All Habs Headlines
► Smith still has a bark: Hall of Fame goaltender Billy Smith, infamous for his stickwork on forwards in the vicinity of his crease, was direct when asked how he would have reacted to a violent hit like Milan Lucic inflicted on Sabres’ goaltender Ryan Miller.
“Lucic would have never gotten me. I would have taken him out at the knees!” — Billy Smith
Smith was talking to former NHL referee Kerry Fraser in Edmonton.
►Lyin’ Part 2: Monday night’s press conference comments by Montreal head coach Jacques Martin still has fans talking. In our game review, we described the comments of the coach that were completely opposite to what we saw on the ice.
Our friend Kyle Roussel has taken the coach to task, and posted his second piece in his “Lyin’” series.
Read more: He’s Lyin’ to You – Part 2
►From last night: The Canadiens power-play clicked with Yannick Weber notching his team-leading power-play goal.
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