Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Canadiens vs. Leafs : Here we go again!

image Carey Price will get his ninth straight start in goal for the Montreal Canadiens as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 699th time in the history of the two clubs.

It’s pretty clear that the 22-year-old is the true number one goalie in Montreal…hmmmm

The Canadiens never take a game against their rivals lightly, even with the Leafs meager 1-9-1 record when coming off a loss this season. Toronto lost 3-0 to the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.

Earlier on Tuesday, Carey Price was named the team’s November segment winner for the Molson Cup.

Price had a 5-4-2 record in 11 games in November, with a 2.48 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.

He also took the October segment despite a mediocre start to the season.

The Canadiens received some more positive news from the team clinic as well. Scott Gomez and Matt D’Agostini will be back in the lineup Tuesday.

Andrei Kostitsyn and Hall Gill, both out with foot injuries, did skate Tuesday, but will not see game action until possibly the weekend.

For those of you keeping score, HabsEyesOnThePrize tabulated the numbers and has the Canadiens holding the edge with a 331-274-88-5 overall record. They have outscored Toronto by 200 goals, 2143 to 1943.

We don’t need to count Stanley Cups now, do we?


Sale of Canadiens approved: The NHL’s Board of Governor's unanimously approved the sale of the Montreal Canadiens by George Gillett to Geoff, Andrew and Justin Molson on Tuesday morning.

The full press release, from the Canadiens, can be found here.

"Here in Quebec,the Montreal Canadiens are a religion,” said Geoff Molson. “We hope to continue that."

Mr. Molson’s full press conference can be found here via HabsInsideOut.

The sale falls in time for the Canadiens Centennial, which falls on December 4, 2009.

LeBlanc invited to World Junior Camp: Canadiens 2009 First-round draft pick, Louis Leblanc has been asked to join the Canadian World Junior Team training camp according to RDS

On This Day in Habs History: The Montreal Canadiens played their 5000th game on December 1, 1997 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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