All Habs GameDay: Saturday February 9, 2013
On this day in hockey history… 1952 – Howie Meeker scored two goals within a span of six seconds in the second period to lead the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Canadiens in Toronto.
1995 – Philadelphia obtained John LeClair, Eric Desjardins, and Gilbert Dionne from Montreal, in exchange for Mark Recchi and Philadelphia’s 3rd round pick in the 1995 Entry Draft.
GAMEDAY: Time to end the skid.
| TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
|vs.|| MONTREAL CANADIENS
| Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
7:00 p.m. EST
TV: RDS, CBC, NHLN-US
Projected line combinations (updated following morning skate)
Rene Bourque - Tomas Plekanec – Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais – Erik Cole
Brandon Prust – Alex Galchenyuk - Brendan Gallagher
Travis Moen – Lars Eller - Colby Armstrong
Andrei Markov – Alexei Emelin
Josh Georges – Raphael Diaz
Francis Bouillon - P.K. Subban
Ryan White, Tomas Kaberle, Yannick Weber
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
James Van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
Jay McClement - Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
Matt Frattin – Nazem Kadri - Clarke MacArthur
Colton Orr – Leo Komarov - Frazer McLaren
Dion Phaneuf – Michael Kostka
Korbinian Holzer - John-Michael Liles
Cody Franson - Mark Fraser
Joffrey Lupul, Mike Brown, David Steckel, Carl Gunnarsson, Mike Komisarek
|James Reimer (Confirmed)|| vs.
||Carey Price (Confirmed)|
| Record: 4-3-0
GAA : 2.61
EV GA/60: 2.34
| Record: 6-2-0
GAA : 1.74 (4)
Sv%: .936 (5)
EV GA/60: 1.07 (2)
(updated following morning skate)
GAMEDAY: All Habs Headlines
► P.K. Subban rolling along.
P.K. Subban is quickly finding his rhythm with the Montreal Canadiens. After picking up an assist in each of his first two games with the Canadiens this season, he picked up a goal in each of his last two games and now has four points in four games on the season.
► Tomas Plekanec tops the goal and point column for the Habs:
- Tomas Plekanec picked up two goals in Montreal’s last game against the Buffalo Sabres, bringing his season total to six. Combined with his four assists, Plekanec now has ten points on the season, and is tied with Andrei Markov for the team lead.
- Plekanec centers the first line between Rene Bourque and Brian Gionta, and the chemistry has been good for the most part so far this season.
“I feel good,” Plekanec said. “I’ve had a couple of lucky bounces on goals and I have a good line going with Gio and Bourquey. We’ve stayed together for ten games which has been very helpful and we’ll try to keep it going.” – Tomas Plekanec
“Right now, he [Plekanec] has stability with his partners and the fact that Gionta is healthy helps him a lot. Rene Bourque is also playing really good hockey, which helps those two together. They seem to have good chemistry and they play really well, game in and game out.” – Michel Therrien
► Phil Kessel scores his 100th career goal:
- Phil Kessel who hadn’t scored a goal all season finally got one in Toronto’s last game against the Winnipeg Jets, bringing his career goal total to the milestone of 100.
“I know it’s eventually going to go in there. I’ve had some chances. Bozie (Tyler Bozak) made a good drop pass and I went to the net and was fortunate to get it in.” – Phil Kessel
► Scoring Leaders:
- Maple Leafs:
Nazem Kadri: 3G, 6A
Matt Frattin: 6G, 2A
Phil Kessel, James Van Riemsdyk & Tyler Bozak all have 7 points.
Andrek Markov: 4G, 6A
Tomas Plekanek: 6G, 4A
Raphel Diaz: 9A
► Puck’s take:
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(Feature Photo: John Morstad)