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Recreation Preview

A Look Again

It was one other irritating sport for the Habs as they had been locked down by the Flames. Cayden Primeau gave up 4 objectives in a sport supposed to present Jake Allen an evening off.  The Habs must work more durable to get to the scoring areas.

Final sport: MTL 2  CGY 5

For a whole sport recap: Canadiens @ Flames: Getting Determined

Gamers to Watch

  • Alexander Romanov
    Romanov taking part in solely 14 minutes isn’t going to do a lot for the staff or for the participant. Its time to unleash the hard-hitting Russian.
  • Jeff Petry
    It’s been greater than six weeks and greater than 20 video games since Petry’s final aim. He has been terrible defensively as nicely in that point. Petry must determine it out or the teaching employees ought to ship him a message.
  • Artturi Lehkonen
    With the accidents to a couple forwards, Lehkonen has fully taken benefit of the  alternative being one of many Canadiens most persistently robust gamers. Lehkonen is definitely making Dom Ducharme query his choice to scratch him earlier this season.

Keys to Victory

  • Get determined
    The Habs should play desperately as one other loss may price them a playoff spot. It’s time to point out that they’ve one thing to play for.
  • Play with coronary heart
    With the offence struggling, the Habs must make the most of a defenceman leaping up on each likelihood to create odd man rushes.
  • Shoot the puck
    The Flames have been outworking Montreal in one-on-one battles after which capitalizing on Habs’ errors. 
Statistical Matchup
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB | April 26, 6:30 PM ET | TV: TSN2, SNW, RDS

2020-21 statistics

FLAMES CANADIENS
45 (twenty second) Factors (rank) 49 (18th)
21-23-3 File 20-17-9
12-10-1 House/Away 10-7-7
5-5-0 Final 10 3-7-0
2.68 GF/G 2.89
2.89 GA/G 2.87
19.7 (18th) PP% (rank) 19.1 (twenty first)
80.7 (twelfth) PK% (rank) 77.5 (twenty fourth)
52.26  CF% 54.67
Pre-game Quotes
Tyler Toffoli

  • “It’s that point of the yr. I believe everyone knew that it was going to come back right down to sure groups combating for place. It’s not simply us combating for positions, it’s groups combating for first and second and third. We’ve received to discover a method, we’ve received to regroup, and Monday is a giant match.”
Projected Forwards, Protection and Goaltenders (topic to alter)
Forwards
Gaudreau – Monahan – Mangiapane
Dube – Lindholm – Tkachuk
Lucic – Backlund – Ritchie
Nordstrom – Ryan – Robinson
Toffoli – Suzuki – Armia
Tatar – Danault – Caufield
Anderson – Kotkaniemi – Perry
Lehkonen – Evans – Staal
Defensemen
Giordano – Tanev
Nesterov – Andersson
Valimaki – Stone
Chiarot – Weber
Edmundson – Petry
Gustafsson – Merrill
Out of the lineup
Scratched: Zagidulin
Injured: Leivo, Hanifin
Scratched: Frolik, Kulak,  Romanov
Injured: Gallagher (hand), Value (concussion), Byron (lower-body), Drouin (sickness)
Goalies
Jacob Markstrom Jake Allen
File: 17-16-2
GAA: 2.75
Sv%: .903
SO: 3
Alternate: Louis Domingue
File: 8-9-4
GAA: 2.57
Sv%: .912
SO: 0
Alternate: Cayden Primeau
 Recreation Expectations
The Habs must win the ultimate sport of the season sequence between these two groups. Montreal has to play like a determined staff and keep away from giving Calgary any further momentum.

Backside Line

The Habs have been taking part in a defensive, conservative type to guard their backup goaltenders. Montreal should allow them to stand on their very own ft and do what it takes to create offence.

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