All Habs GameDay: Wednesday February 15, 2012
On this day in hockey history… 1972 – Boston’s Bobby Orr recorded four assists in the first period to tie an NHL record for most assists in one period, set by Montreal’s Buddy O’Conner in 1942.
GAMEDAY: Habs hockey tonight!
Last 10: Boston 4-5-1; Montreal 6-4-0
Bell Center, 7:30 p.m. EST
TV: RDS, TSN, NBCSN
Projected line combinations (updated following morning skate)
Max Pacioretty – David Desharnais – Erik Cole
Rene Bourque - Tomas Plekanec – Mathieu Darche
Aaron Palushaj - Lars Eller - Louis Leblanc
Ryan White – Scott Gomez - Andrei Kostitsyn
Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban
Hal Gill - Chris Campoli
Tomas Kaberle - Alexei Emelin
Carey Price (confirmed) - Peter Budaj
Mike Blunden (knee) – Andrei Markov (ACL) - Brian Gionta (biceps) – Petteri Nokelainen (upper body) - Yannick Weber (leg) – Travis Moen (upper body)
Pacioretty – Desharnais – Cole – Kaberle - Subban
Kostitsyn – Plekanec – Gomez – Gorges – Campoli
Benoit Pouliot - David Krejci – Jordan Caron
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Tyler Seguin
Milan Lucic - Chris Kelly – Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille – Gregory Campbell – Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara – Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg – Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference – Adam McQuaid
Tim Thomas (confirmed) – Tuukka Rask
Nathan Horton - Marc Savard
GAMEDAY: All Habs Headlines
► Gomez drama: It may have been Valentines Day but there were no terms of endearment expressed between Canadiens forward Scott Gomez and assistant coach Randy Ladouceur. There was a heated exchange between the two during practise at Brossard.
Gomez explained it this way:
“I screwed up on the drill. It happens all the time. Shows you the fire is still there. There was no argument. It was a coach yelling at the player for messing up a drill.”
Randy Cunneyworth said simply that Gomez wasn’t performing to expectations saying, “It was more about competing and doing the drill the way it was intended to be done.”
Of course, the mainstream media has spun this episode into a fever pitch that can only be solved by the coach (that they don’t respect) sending Gomez to the press box. We’ll see about that.
► Gallagher sets record: Canadiens prospect Brendan Gallagher smashed a franchise record with a three-goal performance as his Vancouver Giants beat the Tri-City Americans on Tuesday night. Gallagher now has 129 goals in a Giants uniform and is now only four points away from the franchise record currently held by Adam Courchaine.
► New at All Habs Hockey Magazine:
► Puck’s take: Need to know who will win tonight? You can find his prediction here . His record is an impressive 17-7-3.
(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
► We will survive: As Carey Price said, it’s been a rollercoaster of a season — Habs fans are well aware. But the faithful also know that they will get through it somehow, and that better times are ahead. Our friend, Annakin Slayd highlights on a bigger struggle than sports in his most recent video, and reminds us that “Once More We Survive.”