Saturday, March 9, 2013

Habs/Lightning, Fishing For Sharks, Time To Lower Standards? And More...

Good Morning Addicts!

Brandon Prust is coming off a career high three point game, notching
one goal and two assists against the Carolina Hurricanes.
 The Montreal Canadiens kick off the second half of this short 2013 season tonight in Tampa Bay as they face the Lightning hoping to earn their second straight victory after defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Thursday night.

The teams will meet for the second time this season with the Habs winning the first contest 4-3 in shoot-out's back in February.

Brandon Prust is coming off a career high three point night and Carey Price was back to his usual form after two less than stellar outings leading up to the win in Carolina.

With Yannick Weber suffering a lower body injury against the 'Canes and Raphael Diaz still out with a concussion, the Habs have called up defenseman Greg Pateryn from the Hamilton bulldogs.

It has not yet been announced whether Price will be in nets tonight and with the team facing the Panthers tomorrow in Florida it's a safe bet that the starting goalie will get one of the twon nights off. Price has a 7-6-2 lifetime record against the Bolts with no shutouts, a 2.55 GAA and .908 sv%. Budaj has gone 2-1-0 with a 3.37 GAA and .880 sv%, also no shutouts.

In nets for the Lightning will be either Anders Lindback who's start against the habs earlier this season was his only contest against the Canadiens where he posted a 2.77 GAA and .912 sv% in the 4-3 shoot-out loss. Cedrick Desjardins, the former Hab, is the other option who posted a 1.00 GAA and .964 sv% in his only start against his former team, a 4-1 Lightning victory.

Habs And Hockey News

- With the word out that the Habs are potentially interested in making a deal with the Sharks, Fred Poulin weighs in.

- Arik Parnass of Habs Eyes On the Prize asks, "Is it time to lower our standards on Habs greats?".

- With the trade deadline less than a month away, here are some rumors from around the league.

(Photo by Gerry Broome, Associated Press)


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