All Habs GameDay: Monday November 14, 2011
On this day in hockey history… 2001 – Patrick Roy became the first goaltender in NHL history to win 200 games with two teams (Montreal and Colorado) when the Avalanche won 1-0 against the visiting Minnesota Wild.
GAMEDAY: Habs hockey tonight!
Bell Centre, 7:00 p.m. EST TV: RDS, Versus, TSN-Habs
Projected line combinations (updated following morning skate)
Travis Moen - Tomas Plekanec - Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Erik Cole
Scott Gomez – Lars Eller – Aaron Palushaj
Petteri Nokelainen – Andreas Engqvist - Mathieu Darche
Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban
Jaroslav Spacek – Yannick Weber
Alexei Emelin - Raphael Diaz
Carey Price (will start) - Peter Budaj
Hal Gill (flu) - Mike Cammalleri (leg) - Andrei Kostitsyn (groin)
Chris Campoli – Andrei Markov – Ryan White
* Injury notes: Markov practised with his team-mates wearing a non-contact jersey. Campoli skated on his own. Kostitsyn missed the morning skate with a groin injury. Gill was absent too due to the flu. *
Thomas Vanek – Luke Adam – Jason Pominville
Ville Leino – Derek Roy – Drew Stafford
Nathan Gerbe – Paul Gaustad – Brad Boyes
Cody McCormick – Matt Ellis – Patrick Kaleta
Andrej Sekera – Mike Weber
Marc-Andre Gragnani – Christian Ehrhoff
Robyn Regehr – Jordan Leopold
Jhonas Enroth (will start) - Drew MacIntyre
Corey Tropp - Tyler Myers
Tyler Ennis – Jochen Hecht – Ryan Miller
GAMEDAY: All Habs Headlines
►Miller out indefinitely: Ryan Miller suffered a concussion and is out of the Sabres line-up indefinitely after a hit by Boston’s Milan Lucic. Miller called Lucic “gutless” and had a few other observations.
Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff thought the hit was deserving of a major penalty. “I thought, if it was open season on goalies then let’s get at it,” said Ruff.
The Sabres have called up Drew McIntyre from the Rochester Americans to backup Jonas Enroth. McIntyre played a large role in the success of the Hamilton Bulldogs last season.
Lucic has a disciplinary hearing scheduled today (Monday) at 1pm et with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.
►Prospect update: Several CHL teams in action this weekend played three games in three nights. One of these was the defending Memorial Cup Champions, the Saint John Sea Dogs, whose Habs’ prospect Nathan Beaulieu picked up at least a point in all three games, racking up a total of one goal, four assists. Over in Drummondville, after difficult outings against Blainville-Boisbriand and Shawinigan, Olivier Archambault ended his weekend with three points, including a goal and an assist in yesterday’s 6-1 win over Rimouski.
Back in the lineup for the London Knights is Jarred Tinordi, who was a combined +3 and picked up an assist against Erie on Saturday night. In the Western Hockey League, Darren Dietz went 1-1 over the weekend, also with a +3, and Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist on Saturday before potting the game-tying goal (his 18th of the year) to send his Vancouver Giants into the shootout on Sunday, a game they later won 4-3.
►Bulldogs in town: After heading home to Copps Coliseum to face the Peoria Rivermen on Tuesday (7:30 p.m.), the Hamilton Bulldogs will be at the Bell Centre on Friday night (also at 7:30 p.m.) to face the defending Calder Cup Champion Binghamton Senators, a team they beat Sunday afternoon by a count of 5-2. Louis Leblanc scored his second goal as a pro, Frédéric St. Denis had a goal and an assist and Alexander Avtsin picked up three assists. Tickets to Friday night’s game, if you haven’t got yours already, can be purchased here or at the Bell Centre box office.
►Vote today: Fan balloting for the 2012 NHL All-Star game opens today. Carey Price, Tomas Plekanec, Mike Cammalleri and P.K. Subban have been nominated. Don’t forget that you can write in other Habs who are off to a great start like Max Pacioretty and Yannick Weber. Or perhaps you would like to see Canadiens captain Brian Gionta in Ottawa for the mid-season classic.
Vote for your favorite All-Stars here.
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